Irish artist. Maker of contemporary bronze sculpture.
Aoife Bambury is a Kildare based contemporary visual artist and sculptor, whose current practice is focused on modernist sculpture, using bronze as the core material. Through her process, and working of the bronze, her work can take on the appearance of different materials, and at first glance could be manufactured from vinyl or another plastic.
Utilising her interest in popular culture, pop art and the designer toy movements, Aoife's work includes abstracted elements from the animal world. Her work is mostly connected to the figurative, and is intended to convey reactionary responses connected to our subconscious. Her work is an abstracted reflection of how she perceives and attempts to make personal sense of changing cultural habits, and the world around her.
N.C.A.D. National College of Art & Design- Post Graduate Dip. in Community Arts Education, 2011-2012.
C.I.T. Crawford College of Art- Arts Participation & Development, 2010-2011
My work is a loose and often abstracted reflection of how I see the world around me. It is influenced by people and experiences, and my emotional responses to these encounters. The sculptures I make are my attempt to celebrate and understand the world, and whilst usually abstracted, they are also closely connected to the figurative, or, intended to convey a variety of human emotions, experiences or responses.