Artists

Peter Randall-Page

Peter Randall–Page was born in Essex, England in 1954 and studied sculpture at Bath Academy of Art from 1973–77.

Recent projects, commissions and exhibitions include: The Laboratory at Dulwich College: University of Birmingham: Plymouth University and Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery; Anglesey County Council; wThe University of Iowa; Chelsea Flower Show; Dulwich Picture Gallery; the Jerwood Foundation; The Eden Project; the Department of Psychology, Cardiff University; Trinity Gardens, Millennium Bridge; Projects Art Consultancy; Dartington Hall; Gwangju Biennale; the Exmoor National Park from the south.

In 1999, Randall–Page was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from the University of Plymouth; in 2009, an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from York St John University and an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Exeter University in 2010. Randall–Page was also a member of the design team for the Education Resource Centre at the Eden Project in Cornwall, influencing the overall design of the building incorporating an enormous granite sculpture Seed at its heart.

Randall–Page’s practice has always been informed and inspired by the study of organic form and its subjective impact on our emotions. Exploring the dynamic tension between order and randomness, Randall–Page works with naturally eroded glacial granite boulders, carving the entire surface so that the geometric patterns must adapt to the natural bulges and facets of the stone. In recent years, his work has become increasingly concerned with the underlying principles determining growth and the forms it produces. In his words “geometry is the theme on which nature plays her infinite variations, fundamental mathematical principles become a kind of pattern book from which nature constructs the most complex and sophisticated structures.”

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Peter Randall-Page

Artist
Born:
1954

CASS Artworks by Peter Randall-Page

2000

Womb Tomb

Womb Tomb is formed of two granite elements, each weighing 16 and 25 tonnes respectively. Truly monumental in scale, the…

1998

Mother Tongue

Following a series of works which included Ways to Wrap a Stone I and II (1990) and Beneath the Skin (1991), Mother Tong…