1993, Northampton (United Kingdom)
Working across a pollination of hand made and digital fabrication processes, Ant Hamlyn’s works delve into our relationship and fluctuating enthusiasm towards contemporary life. His sculptures regularly have anthropomorphic elements and work with metaphor, technology and the interplay between hard and soft, to create moments of tactility and surprise through material and visual obscurity. Often creating relics from a recognizable yet parallel space.
Hamlyn’s conceptual framework is recently taken from plants, nostalgia, preservation and magic. With the exception of a number of larger kinetic installations, the majority of Hamlyn’s works are meticulously sewn by hand. This delicate interplay between materiality, scale and context are intrinsic to the simultaneous creation of mystery, familiarity and deception.
His works are held in private international collections. His studio is currently in South West London.
He studied Ba Fine Art at Liverpool Hope University (2012-15 ) and Ma fine art Chelsea College of Art (2016-17) after receiving the Cecil Lewis Sculpture Scholarship.
Maestría en Bellas Artes en el Chelsea College of Art
Licenciatura en Bellas Artes en Liverpool Hope University
Solo Show, Moosey, October, London
Estampa, Galería Yusto Giner, Madrid (España)
Art Busan Fair, with Yusto Giner and Tuesday to Friday, May, Korea WELL HOT, Group Show, Moosey / Volery Gallery, May, Dubai
Manscaping, The Hole, Los Angeles. TREAD SOFTLY, Moosey, Norwich Toy Bouquet: New Flowerpress Sculptures – Chelsea Arts Club, Sloane Square. London, UK
Manscaping, The Hole, Los Angeles.
Red Gate / Red Mansion Residency, Beijing, China
Ingram Collection Purchase Prize, Cello Factory, London, UK
CACTUS’s, Daisy Green Collection, Paradise Green
FLOWERSTATION, Browns Fashion, Browns East
BLOOM, Daisy Green Collection, London.
FFS, interactive text sculpture, Saatchi Gallery
THE STROBE GLOBE – Victoria and Albert Museum, Pocket Privacy
SHADOW SOFTWARE – Zabludowicz Collection, Performance Night
THE BOOST PROJECT – FACT x Hope – Production Residency
PRIZES AND GRANTS
Mark Tanner Sculpture Award Shortlist
Red Mansion Prize, Winner
Cecil Lewis Sculpture Scholarship, Winner
Ingram Collection Purchase Prize, Finalist
Tiffany and Co Studio Award, Finalist
Celeste Prize, Super Young Nominee
ACME Studio Award, Shortlist