Ralph Koltai is Britainâ€™s senior and celebrated theatre designer. He has embarked on a new challenge, returning to his roots as a 3-dimensional artist, creating a series of metal collages, mostly made from found objects on farms near his studio in France.
Koltai selects panels or pieces, predominantly metal, and dissects them in a compositional form.
Not in themselves narrative, many spring from his former theatre designs, and have evolved from his life-time approach to his theatre work.
A sheet of rusty metal became a wall in Simon Boccanegra; a dish and sphere the entrance to Calibanâ€™s cave in The Tempest.