Amy & Oliver Thomas-Irvine: www.thomas-irvine.com
Amy & Oliver Thomas-Irvine are a collaborative duo formed in 2008, due to a shared raw aesthetic and material driven process. Working in sculpture, found-object, collage, photography and instigated live performance-based installations, the duo’s work is concerned with formal aspects and disruption of sculpture, such as weight, line and form. Amy & Oliver Thomas-Irvine are inspired by topics that have sculptural potential, such as temporal/street/social architecture, geological rifts, charged environments, economics of raw materials, social customs and rituals, altercations within architecture and physical labour intensive workings. These objects, materials, buildings and structures are formally compelling but also pliable and receptive to their environment. Seeing these compositions and collisions of raw material and pure form as areas of potential experimentation and prompts for new work, Amy & Oliver Thomas-Irvine play with tension between the impersonal, the tactile and the charged.
Amy & Oliver Thomas-Irvine (b. 1986, Manchester & Porstewart) both hold BA Honours degree in Fine Art from the Univeristy College of Falmouth (2008) and are a collaborative artistic duo. Notable exhibitions include; Binlang, Gallery 333, Exter (2018), DERAILER DERAILER, The Still House Group, New York (2016), One+One, Angus Hughes, London (2015), Monochrome, Beers London, (2015), In the Face of Collapse, ATOI & Jacobo Castellano, COMBO, Cordoba, Spain (2014); Accost Nascent, solo exhibition and live happening at KARST, Plymouth (2014); Creekside Open, A.P.T Gallery, selected by Paul Noble, London (2013); The Tanks, Extraction, Art in Action, Tate Modern, London, (2012); Art in Action, Tate Britain, London (2012). The artists have received numerous grants and awards and in 2014 they have been nominated for Testing Ground: Master Class at the Zabludowicz Collection and received the AIDF Award from The Arts Council England and The British Council. ATOI live and work in Helston, Cornwall.
Image: Derailer-steel | Amy & Oliver Thomas-Irvine, 2015 | image courtesy of the artists