In Array, Slee has developed a site specific installation of fourteen unique ceramic mountains which graduate from blue to red along the length of the corridor. Slee’s installation works with the idea of a repeated view passing by as the viewer travels along the corridor.
Array refers to a symbolic, Technicolour version of nature with bold colour and uniform outline. However the surfaces take inspiration from Slee’s childhood rock climbing in Cumbria. The surfaces of the mountains are worked with an imprint of aluminium foil and pieces of wood.
Slee (born 1946, Carlisle) works and lives in London. He studied Ceramics at Central School of Art & Design and the Royal College of Art. His work has been shown in London and internationally since the late 1970s and recent solo exhibitions include Studio Voltaire in London (2012) and the V&A Museum (2010).