Coronet Inside Out: Cedric Christie
London-based artist Cedric Christie and photographer Paul Tucker have shared a video collaboration for Coronet Inside Out.
Christie is adamant that his work ‘speaks for itself’. This collaboration with Tucker collages together close-up shots from numerous sculptures and gives us a purely visual introduction to his work.
The beauty of the colour images is juxtaposed against gritty black and white photographs of the industrial factory in Dagenham where Christie has his studio. The portraits pay quiet and respectful homage to the factory team with whom he shares a workspace.
In the spirit of collaboration the soundtrack is by young musician, Noah Christie.
Cedric Christie is a London-based artist. His current studio, is housed within a commercial factory, which is located in the East London suburb of Dagenham – historically the home of the Ford Motor Factory.
Christie uses found industrial materials such as phenolic resin snooker balls, scaffolding pipes, coupler clamps, stainless steel channel, steel U-channel and cellulose automotive paint to make sculptures that mirror daily life while simultaneously exploring the boundaries of modernism and minimalism.
In the last two decades he has exhibited in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Croatia and the USA. His work can be found in significant institutional and corporate collections including Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Canada; Derwent London, UK; Brown Rudnick, Boston/London; BUPA, London; and Groucho Club, London. Recent commissions include substantial sculptures in contemporary architectural settings at 40 Strand, London and The Peak, Victoria, London.
Cedric Christie is exclusively represented by Rocket Gallery, London. In 2021 the gallery will present a trio of retrospectives of Christie’s work from the past twenty-five years and the first monograph on the artist will be published.