Abel Kesteven – Soviets at War


When Abel forms the lines of a figure, they recall the positions/movements the figure once held, a sequence of positions in different colours.

Some people describe his figures as having coloured auras or having similarities to heat sensitive body x-rays showing what lays beneath or has come before.

‘I work exclusively with stoneware clay and, my sculptures are concerned with movement and life, distorting proportions to give my figures a sense of the ‘heroic’.’

‘To colour my pieces I use a mixture of glazes and oxides and sometimes Raku fire pieces which are all unique.’

‘Warhorse’ is inspired by images of the Soviet Red Army charging on horses in World War 2’.