Pippy Houldsworth Gallery presents a new work in The Box by young British artist Amba Sayal-Bennett.
Sayal-Bennett’s sculptures and assemblages destabilise common conventions of communication. Salvaging symbols and signs embedded into the fabric of everyday life, the artist reformulates them as lexical units within her work. Sayal-Bennett unpicks the make-up of the urban landscape, taking inspiration from road markings, discarded objects and architectural structures. She then captures the essence of these visual stimuli by reducing them to their most rudimentary form, using the resultant shapes and colours to inform the construction of her work.
Amba Sayal Bennett lives and works in London. She received her BFA from Oxford University and her MA in History of Art from The Courtauld Institute. She has recently completed her PhD in Art Practice and Learning at Goldsmiths. Her work can be found in the collections of Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; Saatchi Gallery, London and Art Jameel, Dubai.Installation view, Amba Sayal-Bennett, Yutu, The Box, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (2017)