May 30, 2018
West Dean MFA student displays sculpture at prestigious UK theatre
An installation by an MFA student at West Dean College has gone on display at the Chichester Festival Theatre.
The large-scale sculpture – designed for an area of approximately 4m square – is called Ascension, and is by architect and West Dean student Lester Korzilius. Speaking about his work, Lester says, “I am interested in how the viewer experiences the work within an environment. Ascension refers to the spiralling upwards of the pieces, both for the individual pieces themselves, but also for the feeling the viewer has when looking at them.”
Lester did his Foundation Diploma (FDAD) at West Dean College several years ago whilst working full time. Having found this experience very enjoyable he then chose to enrol on the MFA program full time.
Speaking about his future plans, Lester says, “My interest as architect was always to practice architecture as an art, although as an owner and partner of a large practice, there are considerable limitations and constraints in the realisation of works. Working as an artist is freer and allows me to experiment more radically than I could in mainstream architectural practice. Long-term I aim to fuse the architectural and art practice, hopefully producing excellent works for a variety of scales and used.”
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Content added on 30th May 2018.
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