Chris Burbridge, born in 1988 is a contemporary Stone Sculptor.
After studying at the Hampstead Garden Suburb Arts Institute Chris went on to study Architectural Stone Carving at the City & Guilds of London Art School.
Chris’s passion for stone began as a child, collecting pebbles on beaches. Enjoying the tactile nature and natural variations of stone, Chris strives to exaggerate this in his work. However much you work a piece of stone its natural features cannot be disguised; the majority of its beauty lies in its intrinsic qualities; the unique inclusions, the textures and colour gradations.
Having been influenced by the historic use of geometry and patterns in art, Chris incises shapes and patterns in to vast surfaces of stone to show off both the natural beauty of the materials and emphasize the play of light across them.
Chris’s work focuses on the relationships between light, forms and materials, exploring how light and cast shadows can alter the viewer’s perception of forms. Shadows cast from the surface of the stone create different colours and transform the shapes of the incised forms as the viewer and light move across and around his work.