Since 2000 New Zealand born Phil Price has focused on wind activated kinetic sculpture. He is regarded as the foremost kinetic sculptor of his generation, with his work being widely acknowledged for its breath taking beauty, evocation of the natural world, and extraordinary design.
His use of carbon fiber composite construction is unparalleled in regards the synergy he is able to achieve between form and kinetic functionality. The sculptures evolve from the artist’s intimate drawings and concepts, through to computer generated digital renderings and animations, to fully realised sculptures.
Price’s insistence on keeping all of the creative and construction elements in house allows him to experiment and explore within his own sanctuary, and ensure absolute quality control. His natural fascination with and intuitive feel for materials, processes, and engineering delivers what can only be described as extraordinary moving objects.
Designed to withstand extremes of climate and temperature, the sculptures have been successfully installed everywhere from fierce coastal situations to busy urban environments and everywhere in between.
Phil Price has created major international public and private projects including: Cytoplasm Auckland viaduct basin, Tree of Life, McClelland Gallery Victoria , Nucleus, Hamilton Victoria, Snake, Aarhus Denmark. His work is held in numerous collections internationally, including Austria, USA, Switzerland, Holland, UK and Australia and New Zealand.
Sculptures are shipped and installed worldwide with confidence, the artist being onsite for the installation of all major outdoor works. Smaller pieces can be crated in house and freighted globally with simple instructions for installation.
b. 1965. Lives and works in Lyttleton New Zealand and Melbourne Australia.