Aimee Lax presents a notion of nature that can be simultaneously threatening and beautiful. She uses a variety of clays and other materials but porcelain in particular harnesses a fragile power for her when commenting on nature, both as we know and imagine it. The ceramic methods she uses in making are traditionally based and the sculptures can exist in a variety of environments, changing through installation and in response to site-specific contexts and questions.
Her most recent question of the Anthropocene, takes her on a nuclear exploration of deep time, speculative mutation and communication, in this time of great uncertainty of our energy sources.
Aimee was artist in residence at Cove Park, Scotland in 2017 culminating in a UK touring solo show entitled Radioactive Boglach. She has exhibited in public gallery spaces throughout the UK and internationally. Permanent acquisitions include the contemporary ceramics collection of the V&A, where she was artist in residence from 2019-2020.
- MA Royal College of Art
- BA(Hons) Bath Spa University