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Kenneth Lambert

Kenneth Lambert

Art Form: Visual Art

Residency Year: 2023

Lives / Works: Stanmore-Sydney, Wangal-Dharug Country

Kenneth Lambert is a contemporary artist born in Cape Town, South Africa, who migrated to Australia at the age of 10.

His experimental practice embraces disintegrated matter and the inexorable expressions that reflect the human condition. Lambert’s conceptual approach captures the contemporary zeitgeist by transposing methods found in science and technology to illuminate current social issues and rising anxieties of our time. At the intersection of technology and the humanities, the artist’s investigations have led to works that utilise particle acceleration to relate to climate change and data translation technology to investigate digital autonomy and, most recently, the circumstances of refugees and asylum seekers in Australia in his exhibition ‘Stasis’. Lambert’s cross-disciplinary practice encompasses digital, film, sound, drawing, painting and installation.

In Residence at Bundanon

At Bundanon the artist will begin work on his next body of physical works titled ‘Augmented Intervals’, a term referenced in both music and physics, representing the diminished space between defined tones or moments in time. In this self reflective body of work, the artist will explore themes of displacement, isolation and memory within the setting of Bundanon’s natural landscape.

Lambert continues his experimentation with disintergrated material, bringing physicality and scale to his evolving practice. The material based works are composites of silica, pigment, mica and reflective cellulose material of the artist’s invention. The intention is to create sensory surfaces that translate the imperfection of memory through the expressive use of disintegrated material. The result is raw, exposed three-dimensional surfaces that simultaneously scar and heal to convey pyschological trauma and resolution.

“I recognise that my deep interest in the sciences is a way to frame that which is intuitive. ‘Augmented Intervals’ seeks to transcribe the imperfections of memory and, in doing so, reveal the vulnerabilities and enduring resilience as a function of contemporary life.”

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