“Meditation is my in-breath, art is my out-breath.” Steve Anwar is a meditation teacher and maker of solid steel sculptures. Only Breath, Mantra Machine and Fight or Flight are all inspired by “the collision of opposites” – an idea which Anwar describes as a catalyst for his creativity. The artist, who has industrial roots from Sheffield, is enthralled by eastern spirituality. His work under the moniker Sapien looks at the junctions between opposing elements: mind and matter, nature and machinery, chaos and order. Anwar exposes boundary lines and depicts them through sculpture, conveying “what it means to be a breathing human being.”
Image: Steve Anwar, Only Breath, (2021). Corten Steel, 265cm x 250cm x 90cm.