Art & science has played an important part within my work whether it’s science fiction or science fact. The idea that artwork is limitless has had a profound interest for me from a very early age. my artwork try’s to give the viewer a sense of wonderment in showing the things that sometimes reside behind the mirror and not always in front. I’m a collector and over the years I’ve built up a cabinet of curiosities, which contain a host of eclectic items that were given to me or sometimes just caught my eye. The relationships between these objects and the process of making intrigues me; they inform my work in revealing structures that convey these complex feelings. I’ve lived with engineering and technology all my life and transferring these skills into art has played an important part in where I stand today as an artist. Imagination, appearance and experience, all these things make our world and reveal a truly infinite human machine.

Dallas studied sculpture at the RCA from 1999-2001 and specialised in foundry art practice. In direct succession, he worked for the RCA for two more years and taught sculpture in Chelsea, London, Bristol and Cardiff. In 2007 Dallas was short-listed for the Jerwood sculpture prize with his work ‘Sweet’ and In 2008 was commissioned by Barratt homes of Bristol to produce a major large-scale bronze piece ‘Ocular Gate’ for a new Eco housing development near Bristol. Dallas has had numerous exhibitions and shows throughout the UK and abroad and his work is held in several private and public art collections. In 2009 Dallas helped initiated an artist collective; in 2010 the group was short-listed to represent Wales at the 54th Venice Biennale 2011.

Website: www.dallascollins.com

Location: Bristol

Profession: Sculptor