Karl Singporewala

 Working at the intersection of architecture and sculpture, Karl Singporewala’s artwork focuses on social well-being, emotions, human-scale and witnessing. Using Computer Aided Design, laser cutters, photo etching and 3D printers to communicate ideas, follies, symbolism and discourse, his output usually takes the form of a series of maquettes or scale architectural models.

 As a practising member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, working internationally from London, his architectural practice focuses on social, aesthetic, and ecological values with collaboration and the simple desire to make a better built environment at the heart of all his design work. His sculpture, however, is more personal in nature and embellished by personal circumstances that draw on his Zoroastrian Parsi heritage.
Karl was awarded 1st prize for excellence in art and architecture by visiting professors from Nagoya University, Japan and University of Seoul, South Korea in 2007 and voted the HIX art award People’s Choice winner in 2014. His art work also won the inaugural RWA Art Prize for a work by a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic artist at the 168th Autumn Exhibition in 2020.

Gallery Images (from left) 

  • Corrgregation Canyons: Atria Étude (2010) 350x200x80mm Laser cut card and Acrylic
  • Dial M for Monument (2012) 450x270x270mmMedium: Laser cut handmade cotton rag with glass dome (not shown)
  • Doppel Communion (2020)Size: 340x340x360mmMedium: Photo etched brass with glass dome (not shown) Exhibited at RWA 168th Autumn Exhibition. RWA Art Prize winner for a work by a Black Asian or Ethnic Minority heritage artist
  • Franklin’s Morals of Chess (2015) 420x420x180mm Laser cut acrylic 2021
  • Jamnitzer's Corporium (2022) 330x620mm Laser cut handmade cotton rag and timber
  • Joseph’s Leonarvilions (2011) 210x210x250mm (each) Laser cut handmade cotton rag and acrylic
  • La flèche de Notre-Dame de Paris (2019) 300x1000mm. Laser cut timber. Exhibited in the entrance foyer of RWA to coincide with exhibition Fire: Flashes to Ashes - The history of fire in British art
  • Palmyra Unbuilt, Syria (2016) 340x450x190mm. Enamelled plastic figures and glass dome