biography > george triggs

Art of England Magazine

"In life, we grasp at happiness; glimpse clarity; and often find our inner selves through life's most severe trials. The hope, humanity and imagery that pull us through are paramount to me. These are qualities I try to capture in the life of each sculpture, along with the realisation that these moments change us, claim parts of us, make us and define who and what we are."

George Triggs

British artist - sculptor / born 1982

George Triggs is an artist who has continually confronted and challenged the traditional figurative format. The contrast his sculptures exhibit - through visual magnetism, combined with physical extremes - heighten the emotion and the perception of the concepts they portray.

Working in bronze, resins, interactive projection, glass, wax and plaster, Triggs' mastery of materials and technical knowledge are expertly used to convey the complexity of his work.

He tackles our most revered emotions head on and, in doing so, delivers works of great beauty and meaning.

prizes & recent exhibition

V & A Sculpture Prize
Finalist 2007
Threadneedle Figurative Price
Two sculptures exhibited 2008
Cork Street Gallery
Exhibition 2009
Lambert House
Solo show "glimpses of clarity" London Bridge 2009
Threadneedle Figurative Price
Three sculptures shortlisted 2009
Meier Chocolate Factory
Art Academy 10 year anniversary show 2010
The Willow Gallery
Show 2010 and 2011
Art At The Edge
Small basketball sculpture part of touring exhibition 2011-2012
Life size basketball sculpture to be placed in Bath for 2012 Olympics

education

2003 - 2005
The Art Academy
2 years
2002 - 2003
BA sculpture
Camberwell College of Arts
(1 year)
2000 - 2001
A level art and design
Yale College Wrexham
1999 - 2001
Advanced GNVQ art and design
Yale College Wrexham