Detta Fane is a British artist living and working in London. She has shown recently with Laura Long Contemporary, Gloucestershire (2018), in Berlin (June 2013), in London and in Naebo, Norway. She is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors.
Moulded polystyrene (the sort used to pack fridges and electrical goods) is the starting point for her recent work. Fragile yet strong, it is easy to pierce.
Detta Fane uses the changeable nature of materials such as steel mesh, Perspex, light-transmitting fluorescent Perspex rods, industrial glass tubes, clay, stone and cotton scrim. Combined into highly controlled structures, the materials rust, glow, warp, stretch and puncture. These industrial materials of delicacy and strength come together in precise forms that allow light to pass through them - in unusual and sometimes startling ways.