Ally Rosen­berg sculpts the real Matt Lu­cas - in ev­ery sense

The Jewish Chronicle - - People -

ARTIST ALLY Rosen­berg, who has made sculp­tures out of tea bags and chew­ing gum, now has an ever fun­nier sub­ject — co­me­dian Matt Lu­cas. Manch­ester’s Mr Rosen­berg, 18, has been work­ing with the Lit­tle Bri­tain star to com­plete a life-size clay and plas­ter model of him. Mr Rosen­berg tells Peo­ple: “I am re­ally in­ter­ested in Matt Lu­cas as a per­son and the con­trast be­tween his sen­si­tive and per­son­able char­ac­ter­is­tics and his on-screen char­ac­ter traits, which can be quite ou­tra­geous and grotesque.

“It wasn’t meant to be a celebrity por­trait but a piece of art­work based on an in­ter­est­ing per­son.” He adds: “Matt was re­ally nice and kind about it and pro­vided a lot of in­put.”

A for­mer pupil at King David High School, Mr Rosen­berg is about to start a fine art de­gree at St Martin’s Col­lege in Lon­don.

He achieved an A in his art A level, gain­ing top marks for his sculp­ture of a tooth­less woman made from chew­ing gum. He has also cast a man us­ing teabags sal­vaged from the school staff room. “I’m in­ter­ested in the way peo­ple con­nect with each other vis­ually, ex­press­ing our per­son­al­ity in the way we look,” adds Mr Rosen­berg, who re­cently ap­pear on BBC’s

One Show with Matt Lu­cas to talk about the sculp­ture.

He will also be ex­hibit­ing his pieces in an on­line JNF ex­hi­bi­tion, launch­ing on Oc­to­ber 15.

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