Kevin Pollock | DES 2019

Kevin Pollok, Untitled, 2019, Stainless steel, polyurethane foam

Kevin Pollock’s suite of furniture explores the boundaries between sculpture and functional forms that appear to have the characteristics of furniture. Evolving out of recent ideas and sculptural works, Pollock finds the act of making essential to his practice. Investigating the characteristics of materials, and how they inform form and function and an object’s physical appearance and presence, Pollock believes in ‘playing’ with materials. PU foam is widely used in furniture but often concealed by fabric. In Untitled, Pollock has chosen to leave the material raw and exposed. Its exposure to UV light will trigger a change in colour from blue to yellow, as it slowly starts to degrade. 

Kevin Pollock lives and works in Glasgow. He graduated from The Glasgow School of Art in 2003. His practice is based on an exploration of materials and aesthetic values. Recent fabrication projects include: Architectural Fringe Festival, The Lighthouse, Glasgow; Toby Paterson’s Glasgow International exhibit, Civic Rooms, Glasgow and Pollokshaws Burgh Hall Bar, Glasgow (2018-19). Selected exhibitions include: Oersted, Glasgow International, Lauriston Arches, Glasgow (2016); Giving Up The Ghost, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (2016) and Finite Project Altered When Open, David Dale Gallery & Studios, Glasgow (2015).