Anthony Lane

Born in 1961 in Springs, South Africa
Lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa

Anthony Lane is a sculptor and multi award winning designer, who skilfully marries the technical sophistication of a master draughtsman with an instinctive understanding of three dimensional forms and mass. His sculptural projects deal primarily with contemporary abstract representations of the human form while also investigating the themes of order and chaos. Originally inspired by the idea of falling paper, the artist tries to capture continuous movement in a similar fashion as to what the Futurists tried to achieve.

Through the labour intensive process of hand-rolling individual aluminium plates, and then meticulously constructing his unique fragmented sculptures, the artist transforms a somewhat cold and impersonal medium into energetic, cascading shapes, full of life and with a silvery lustre. Carefully considered and placed, the shaped plates mimic the intricate curves of the human body, exposing visual clues which simultaneously reveal and conceal when viewed from different angles. These bold, expressive representations with their dull refl ective surfaces provide the viewer an entry point to Lane’s seemingly meditative projection which seeks to encapsulate the transference of light between the interior and exterior. The illusion of shapes and forms created by the refl ections in the curved plates simultaneously project and recede, becoming a metaphor for the human condition.

Anthony Lane made his fine art debut in 2014 and has since exhibited at the 2015 Cape Town Art Fair, and the 2015 FNB Joburg Art Fair. His innovative sculptures have been received with high acclaim by both South African and international collectors alike.


Black and White - Johans Borman Fine Art, Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town Art Fair - Cape Town, South Africa
FNB Joburg Art Fair - Johannesburg, South Africa
SPECTRA - Johans Borman Fine Art, Cape Town, South Africa
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair - London, UK

Cape Town Art Fair - Cape Town, South Africa

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