Matthew Simmonds Antique Carved Sculptures

Copenhagen based sculptor Matthew Simmonds work is a play of architectural spaces on a small scale, like a crossroad between stonemasonry, conceptual art and particularly sacred architecture.

The solid stone into which the sculptures are carved is opened up to reveal intricate internal worlds in which the changing viewpoint and light play a strong role in defining the sculptures.

A mix of various influences such as Etruscan civilization, Greek or Buddhist art. It takes him about three weeks to usually carve a stone, but his longest work to date has taken him up to 9 months to achieve. 


Drawing on the formal language and philosophy of architecture  the work explores themes of positive and negative form, the significance of light and darkness and the relationship between nature and human endeavor.