The work of Peter Randall-Page (born 1954, Essex, UK) addresses the relationship between man and nature through the study of both organic forms and the geometric growth patterns that produce them, and their subjective effect on our emotions. His sculpture, prints and drawings are concerned with the underlying principles determining growth and the forms it produces. As he writes, ‘geometry is the theme on which nature plays her infinite variations and can be seen as a kind of pattern book on which the most complex and sophisticated structures are based.’
‘Influenced by organic forms and scientific structures, his ambiguous sculptures refuse to be defined as either figurative or abstract, biomorphic or mathematical, but disclose something of what it means to be human within the natural world. The possibilities they reveal are multiple, for, like a poet, Randall-Page uses metaphor to suggest meaning. His interests in Euclidean geometry, botany, philosophy, music, patterns and structures form a constant refrain that runs through his massive Kilkenny limestones with their black-grey surfaces, as silky as the skin of a whale, his gritty flint and granite works, his fired-clay pieces and the painted bronze'. (Sue Hubbard)
Randall-Page has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from the University of Plymouth ; York St John University; Exeter University, and Bath Spa University. He was elected in 2015 as a Royal Academician in the category of Sculpture.
As a member of the design team for the Education Resource Centre, The Core, at the Eden Project in Cornwall, Randall-Page inspired the overall design of the building, incorporating an enormous granite sculpture, Seed, at its core. Randall Page’s numerous sculpture commissions include: Jerwood Sculpture Park; Millennium Seed Bank, Wakehusrt Place, Sussex; Southwark Cathedral, London; National Trust; Transport for London; University of Birmingham; University of Iowa; Yamaguchi Prefecture.
Randall-Page has had exhibitions worldwide including a major solo exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 2009-10. His work is held in many public collections including the British Museum, London; Tate, London; Leeds City Art Gallery and Ulster Museum, Belfast.