Terence James McGinity

"For the past 27 years I have been carving stone and wood as a means to play. I am drawn to reveal inner lives; often touching on fragility and vulnerability; Attachment and Separation."

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."
- Pablo Picasso.

The Date - Portuguese Limestone 46 cm

Terence McGinity is an English sculptor born and educated in Kent. He has lived and worked in London for the past forty years. 

"Much of my life was spent as an actor and in more recent years, played at Shakespeare's Globe and Broadway, New York. Naturally, these years have all influenced my work as a sculptor, likewise trying to feel my way into the life of my figures."

McGinity began sculpting in 1995 with life, clay courses in Camden under Tony Bell. He then discovered stone, in a course at Tout Quarry, Portland. 

“Over the years, I have strained to keep up with Life classes and essentially am self-taught. I have chosen to work with concrete, wood and stone. Each medium has required its own steep learning curve. There are many different types of wood and stone and each type needs a particular technique. You have to learn from the medium, whether it's alabaster or the hardest of limestones. Always learning!"

Terence McGinity has had group and solo exhibitions in London and many of his sculptures are in private collections in the UK.

In Hell Hopton - Wood stone 50 x 15 x 15 cm £1300
Embrace 1 - Blue Kilkenny Limestone 60 x 21 x 17 cm £3000
Violinist 1 - Ancaster stone 45 x 17 x 12 cm £1700
The Brothers - Polyphant stone 42 x 17 x 14 cm £1700

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


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