Forest + Found

Forest + Found

Working alongside one another, artists Max Bainbridge and Abigail Booth produce sculptural and wall based works that look at landscape as a site of exchange between material and the maker. Driven by a deep relationship to the land they work with a range of raw materials sourced directly from landscapes in and around the UK. Wood, earth and iron are the reoccurring elements that ground their individual practices in a material investigation of form, composition and colour. The use of raw material is integral to the work, with wood transformed into objects symbolic of human ritual, and cloth saturated in iron and earth to produce images that conjure the monumental and meditative. Their work challenges the relationship between the imagined and the actual, where landscape occupies the critical space between thought and process. Max and Abigail treat this liminal space as a site where human narratives can be challenged and re-written through their interaction with the natural.

Born in 1991, they studied sculpture and painting at Chelsea College of Arts before setting up their studio practice, Forest + Found, in early 2015. Working in both visual arts and contemporary craft, they exhibit their work throughout the UK and internationally.