Darren Healey - first encounter, 2021
Chaos Theory: dforms explores the chaotic nature of pattern by simulating rock formations found within the expanded cosmos. With sci-fi tinged curiosity, the unexplored and mysterious nature of the universe is engaged.
Diving into the unknown will forever be a strange, frightening, but always thrilling emotion rooted deep within us, and it is with this in mind that the 'dforms' come to life. Kinetic bursts cause particles to disperse, collide, and gravitate towards the vessel before impact. This process is kept as organic as possible, the artist not knowing precisely where the fragments will land.
Chaos Theory: dforms
1 March - 2 April 2022
Members Vitrine Gallery
Darren Healey is an emerging ceramic artist based in Naarm/ Melbourne. Releasing work under the aptly named 'dformed' he creates disfigured sculptural vessels often displayed in motion to the soundtrack of experimental electronic music, showcasing his desire to lend an atmosphere for the pieces themselves. Made with an intentional effort to repurpose otherwise discarded materials, his work or "dforms" take inspiration from scientific principles such as motion, force and gravity, and the visual geology of the natural cosmos. The dforms encapsulate chaos and tension whilst simultaneously being suspended in time, embodying considered form juxtaposed against harsh disfigured textures created in organic movement.
Materials: clay, acrylic
Dimensions: 20 x 22 cm
Photographer: Henry Trumble
Please note this work is part of Darren Healey's exhibition now showing at Craft in the Members Vitrine Gallery until 2 March 2022. Purchased works will be available for collection after this date.