31 March – 28 April 2012
Alex Cuffe is a multi-disciplinary artist who works across sculpture, installation
and experimental sound. In their practice Cuffe approaches the materiality
of objects in relation to convoluted theories drawn from science, geometry,
astrology, kinetics and acoustics. The works utilize the aesthetics of
the ‘backyard inventor’ where lo-fi materials and natural matter coalesce,
transformed through new media technologies. For the exhibition Serious
Matter at Boxcopy Cuffe’s objects are further informed by ideas of
personal narrative, the monument and material residue, operating as a
guileless attempt to navigate the complexities of the universe with the material
remnants found in childhood.
Since completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Queensland College of Art Cuffe
has completed two studio residencies, including one at NK in Berlin. Cuffe
has held multiple solo and group shows and has received several awards
including the Jeremy Hynes Award in 2011. In 2012 they will be featured
in Melbourne’s Next Wave Festival and will undertake an Asialink
Residency in Indonesia.
Image: Alex Cuffe Inverted Icecream 2012. Courtesy the artist.