Fred Gordon, born in 1993, graduated from the University of Edinburgh in July 2017 with a 2:1 MA (Hons) in French and History of Art, after having done a foundation diploma in Art and Design at Falmouth University. He has always been interested in some form of art and, despite being largely self-taught, Fred has been sculpting professionally since leaving university.
Having lived in the countryside all his life, Fred was exposed to and inspired by the natural world from an early age. To begin with, he primarily used drawing as a way of capturing the essence of his subjects. However, in 2011, influenced by his mother, he turned to sculpture, as he could better articulate the intricacies of the anatomy, and the movement inherent in the wildlife he observed. Fred uses quick and fluid gestures to capture the motion and vitality of the subject. Working first in clay or wax, the piece is then cast in bronze or bronze resin.
To better understand the complex moulding and Lost-wax casting process, Fred has adopted a hands-on approach and works at the foundry where the majority of his pieces are moulded and cast.