Jedd Novatt

Jedd Novatt creates domestic sculptures as well as monumental outdoor installations. His most important works are permanently placed in Bilbao at the Guggenheim, Lever House, New York, Yountville in the Napa Valley, California and the Pérez Art Museum Miami, Florida. Novatt is the only sculptor represented by Hamiltons Gallery.

Jedd Novatt
Susse 21, 2007
Bronze
19 1/4 x 16 x 16 in.
Unique
© Hamiltons Gallery

These Chaos works demonstrate Jedd Novatt's smaller, more intimate sculptures, ranging in size between fourteen to thirty-three inches tall.

 

Working in bronze, Novatt's sculptures push towards complexity and escape from the traditions of minimalism. Although influenced by a multitude of artists, Novatt is particularly interested in the Basque sculptor Jorge Oteiza, the teacher of Eduardo Chillida, who represented a move from expressionism to abstraction.

 

"To reflect the counterintuitive order in Chaos my work relies ultimately on completely random acts of faith... arrival; to force the viewer to stop, observe and see; without any obvious connection to political or social phenomenon. The Greeks defined Chaos as the nothingness out of which the first objects of existence appeared - sky, earth and the sea. A space lacking in orientation and order, yet out of which emerges all that makes up our collective experience with scale and finally form.", Jedd Novatt.