Work of the Week

Paul Roberts-Holmes
Quaba-La, 1997
Found metal
178 x 239 x 52 cm
5ft 10 1/8 x 7ft 10 1/8 x 1ft 8 1/2 in

£10,000 + applicable taxes

Paul Roberts-Holmes' (1964 - 2001) Quaba-La focuses on the reclamation and reuse of found fragments that have become redundant. By seamlessly incorporating various articles into his sculpture, Roberts-Holmes ascribes new value to these things, changing their fundamental form and creating sculpture that has quite literally evolved from pre-existing objects. In this way, the piece has an ancestry, albeit one that is obscured; Quaba-La begs for the viewer to try to unpick its history.


The artist exhibited across the UK throughout his lifetime and had a particularly acclaimed installation commissioned for the Dorset County Hospital in 1999, that similarly utilised found objects to create resourceful and carefully crafted compositions. The New Art Centre held a solo exhibition of his work in 1993, titled 'Wanderings'.

Paul Roberts-Holmes' work is held in collections across England, Germany, Switzerland, USA, Spain and Hong Kong.

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Paul Roberts-Holmes, Quaba-La
Paul Roberts-Holmes, Quaba-La
Paul Roberts-Holmes, Quaba-La