Tony Spencer is a visual artist based in Arches Studio’s, Southampton, who makes sculptures and installation to create a transformational space for the purpose of investigating our sensory perceptions. The sculptural forms are based on sacred geometry, which connect to science, nature and universal balance.
The space within the object is used for evoking rituals activities, which gives the material an agency, connecting to the essence of ancestry and animism. The work is then used as a vessel to channel intangible energies and frequencies through anthropological enquiry where people perform sound for generating health and wellbeing.
The work is consciously made, “I feel it is more authentic to produce from recycled materials such as disused pallets”.
Spencer’s international work explores a connection to Africa and notions of tradition and diaspora. It follows on from a two year self-directed residency in Kartong Village, The Gambia, where he emmersing himself within the culture. He is currently creating an anthropological enquiry into the human connection to intangible energy through sound, traditional music, sacred sites, ritual and the spiritual essence of anima.
Collaborating with other artists, connecting artists across an international platform and social engagement are integral to Spencer’s practice.
Associate Artist of Chapel Arts Studios: http://www.chapelartsstudios.co.uk/artists/tony-spencer/