Art at 33 | Billie Bond

Art at 33 | Billie Bond

ART AT 33 is a changing sculpture exhibition, showcasing a varied programme of artwork in the reception of 33 Davies Street.  The exhibition has been designed to introduce different types of sculpture, techniques and artistic language to tenants and visitors of the building, helping to create an enjoyable and stimulating space. Working closely with Grosvenor and Stow and with the tenants of 33 Davies Street, we are delighted to present a collection of sculpture by RSS artist Billie Bond, our tenth artist to exhibit.

‘For me, the rendering of realism is a craft, the art begins when I destroy it’

The Human form, in particular the portrait, and a compulsive enquiry of matter fuels my creativity, often using a material’s history or experience to lead a sculptural investigation.

My work is concerned with identity and a personal obsession of revealing the concealed, exposing the discarded and the overlooked, repairing the broken and exploring ideas of duality. I try to translate an inner being through a disrupted surface, creating new and different visual conversations. Processes of destruction and repair investigate aspects of trauma and healing, rejuvenation and change. From figurative realism to material led abstraction I am discovering ways of paralleling the process of making with altered states and adapted minds in a quest to explore what it is to be human.

The formality of ancient Egyptian art, the classicism of Bernini, the madness of Messerschmitt, philosophy and allegory are my inspirations