Ant Hamlyn (B. 1993 Northampton, UK) lives and works in London.
Working across a pollination of hand made and digital fabrication processes, Ant Hamlyn’s works delve into our relationship and fluctuating enthusiasm towards contemporary life. His sculptures regularly have anthropomorphic elements and work with metaphor, technology and the interplay between hard and soft to create moments of tactility and surprise through material and visual obscurity. Often creating relics from a recognisable yet parallel space.
Hamlyn’s conceptual framework is recently taken from plants, nostalgia, preservation and magic. With the exception of a number of larger fabricated kinetic installations, the majority of Hamlyn’s works are meticulously sewn by his own hand. This delicate interplay between materiality, scale and context are intrinsic to the simultaneous creation of mystery, familiarity and deception.
He studied BA in Fine Art at Liverpool Hope University (2012-15) and an MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art (2016-17) after receiving the Cecil Lewis Sculpture Scholarship.