Sweeney’s first works were sold at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2007. He has since created various one off pieces for prestigious exhibitions including the highly respected Eaton Terrace Gallery in Belgravia, to corporate commissions at BAA Stansted Airport.
Sweeney’s work is inspired by his colourful past and method acting career. Specifically, his study of the Laban technique which teaches the study of the negative space surrounding an object and the pressures found moving through it. It is this awareness that feeds energy and drama into his work. His forms undergo a meticulous finishing process that reflects the artist’s journey and obsession. The result brings a totally unique sensation from the interplay of colour, reflection and form on their tactile surfaces.
His work has been featured on the BBC’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Show and the RA Illustrated Catalogue as well BBC Essex Radio.
BBC’s ‘Look East’ are currently documenting the commission and installation of a Sweeney sculpture at the Burlington club in Mayfair.
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Kevin Sweeney creates exclusive one off sculptures for private commissions and has exhibited at prestigious venues including the Royal Academy of Arts and The Burlington Club. He is currently preparing new, innovative and exciting work for his first solo exhibition in 2010.Each piece is constructed from a galvanised maleable skeleton, overlayed with fibreglass resin. Next, a painstaking filling and sanding process, completed with a multi-layered varnished exterior. Each individual piece is dramatised by strays of both natural and artificial light as it strikes its many perspectives. Sweeney’s sculptures launched the highly respected Eaton Terrace Gallery in Belgravia, London, Also, currently exhibiting at BAA’s Stansted Airport, and showing pieces at Hannah Peschar’s sculpture garden in Surrey.