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
Chaos Harritu, 2012
Bronze
52 x 35 x 35 in.
Edition of 3
© Hamiltons Gallery

Chaos: Defining the Invisible comprises five works from the ever-developing and expanding Chaos series by sculpture Jedd Novatt.

 

While Novatt's works range in size from monumental installations of 8 meters, to intimate table top sculptures, the sculptures within this series stand between 1 metre to 1.77 metres high. They exemplify Novatt's rich repertoire of shapes and configurations and his exploration of the idea of space, structural complexity and balance. Breaking free from the constraints of minimalism his multifaceted sculptures push towards abstraction, battling relentlessly between chaos and order.

 

Chaos; present in the shapes, is also witnessed in the anxious and disturbing welding which simultaneously offers stability and order. It is unknown whether the works are a formation of growth or on the edge of collapse. Full of contradictions and visual surprises, the sculptures demand commitment on the part of the viewer in order to reveal themselves in all their subtlety.

 

A catalogue of the series was produced to accompany an exhibition held at Hamiltons in 2012, with an introductory essay by Patxi Lanceros, Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao.