Alida Sayer's sculptural pieces, varying in scale, show a particularly close reading of materiality, an ability to harness and gauge the corporeality of the substances she uses. The way she handles and gently re-forms and combines material - paper, wax, fabric, bronze, ceramic and so on - expresses her feeling for the quietest energies and structures of matter. They are deeply suggestive forms, sensitive and responsive to the different components used. Fragmentary and often residual in appearance, it is transformative work, but in no way coercive, more one of understated revelation.
Sayer, born in 1985, is based in Norwich and London. She trained at Glasgow School of Art and the RCA.