Concerned with longevity, Philip Rae-Scott specifically chooses quality materials to create complex abstract sculptures with tactile surfaces. Philip predominately works in metal, attracted by its strength, versatility, and the possibility of creating illusive, apparently gravity defying sculptures otherwise unachievable in other materials. He takes inspiration from the making process itself, manmade structures, machinery and the natural world. Philip believes that humans instinctively view objects in relation to their own scale. He often produces sculptures taller than human height as "It is part of our primal survival instincts to treat an object larger than ourselves with respect and even trepidation.” Exploring concepts of site, Philip creates monumental sculptures of a suitable scale that neither impose nor detract, but rather compliment their surroundings. When creating smaller indoor sculptures, unconstrained by the effects of the elements he takes advantage of a wider variety of materials.
Working from a 2000sq ft studio, in Dorset, designed and built by himself, Philip now has the capacity to produce monumental sculpture, within a vast landscape which inspires him.
Philip’s work exists in many private collections in England, Geneva and Barcelona, and he has exhibited extensively in London and The South of England.
Tim Sayer Collection, London, 2017.
Richard Foden Collection, Switzerland, 2016.
Eddie Powell Sculpture Park, Surrey, 2015-2016.
Arkwright Design & Engineering Scholarship, Arkwright Scholarship Trust, 2008.
Design Grant, The Finlator Guiting Trust, 2008.