There's so much to be inspired by on the beautiful coast and countryside of Cornwall and when we first saw the fantastic work by Alvaro Tamarit, which utilises fragments of driftwood that can be found washed up on the shores of our beloved beaches to create his astounding sculptures and collages, we knew that we had to have him as a St Mawes Gallery artist!
It's easy to see why Tamarit has become so widely acclaimed, scooping awards for his sculptures all across Spain and most recently, making it as a finalist in the Saatchi Showdown.
Since 2006, Alvaro Tamarit has been working on his project 'Deconstruction': a series of functional sculptures and unique works, using recycling as part of his creative process with reclaimed wood, recovered books and discarded photography. From one-of-a-kind furniture to quirky plant pots, it's easy to find a home for this incredible artwork.
With Alvaro's work forming part of the Bancaja Foundation, Museums Consortium Valencia, Talens Foundation Spain, the Department for Culture at the University of Alicante and The National Academy of “San Alejandro” Bellas Artes in Havana, Cuba we are absolutely delighted to now able to showcase all of this here, in our little gallery.