Zephyr 2017

 

About

 

Jeremy Guy, British (b. 1966) grew up in a small town in West Yorkshire, England. As a child he found himself drawn towards abstract expressionism, finding the works of local artists Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth both inspiring and liberating.

Reflecting on his childhood, growing up in mining country, Jeremy recollects "Maybe it was the juxtaposition of beautiful countryside with an urban drabness and pragmatic attitudes which motivated myself and so many other artists to reflect on our ideas of beauty and meaning and adopt a more expandsive outlook? Our surroundings, without doubt, shape how we feel, how we think and how we act. Sometimes it is the artist's job to create something new, and sometimes it is to highlight what is already there".

From an interest in science and philosophy emerged an appreciation of the natural forces that shape our world and the interpretations we impose on it. "As I work I am acutely aware that nature champions great design. From the shaping of a beach pebble via eons of erosion to the myriad forms found in biology, I am often awestruck. My work conveys a sense of balance and peace as I strive to seek a seemingly impossible equilibrium between the simple elegance and dynamic complexity of the world in which we live"

Educated in Fine Art and holding an B. A. (Hons) degree in Product Design, Jeremy has been a full-time sculptor for 20 years. His works can be found in public spaces and private collections in many countries. He now lives and works near Toronto, Canada.