Charles Trevelyan was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1974. He has lived and worked in London since 2000. His functional sculptures align with a strong reference to nature. He uses various materials, such as steel, timber, gauze, and marble powder.
Often featured in his works is the skillful technique known as patination, in which chemicals are painted to the surface of the bronze with heat quickly applied using a blowtorch. Variants of the chemical combination and the heat applied can completely change the appearance of the bronze. As a result, Charles Trevelyan’s work shows this process’s full range of possibilities with its spectrum of colors and textures. His chosen techniques give his pieces a muted wildness.
In his series of side tables and human sizes lamps, each piece boasts bold, elongated forms and expressive lines reminiscent of trees and roots, influenced by natural characteristics. On closer inspection, each piece has its unique texture, creating both a functional and unique artistic experience. Trevelyan’s work has been exhibited in Trapholt Museum in Denmark and can be found in many private collections.