ABOUT THE ARTIST
Brent Comber grew up on the north shore of Vancouver; his fresh and original art and furniture are built on a deep connection between his materials and his environment. Self-taught and inspired by the natural grandeur of the coastal forests, Brent has conscientiously used salvaged, scavenged and historically significant wood to create modern urban forms that reference our natural surroundings.
BC Achievement Award 2011
Brent has emerged as a natural leader in the new Vancouver studio furniture movement which is defining a distinctive and original Vancouver style in furniture, installations and landscape art. Well known in Canada and abroad for his iconic alder blocks and beautifully proportioned solid forms and with his enlightened attitude to forestry and wood use, Brent truly reflects the ‘genius loci’, the here and now spirit of our place and time. Brent has received international and national commissions and his work has been displayed from New York to Dubai to Shanghai. He is the recipient of a 2011 BC Achievement Award.