Tuesday 17 July 2012

artist showcase #11

I haven't done an artist showcase in quite a while! But when Sophie Ingram contacted me, I couldn't say no!

1. Can you give us a little bit of your background?

I am a 22 year old fine artist from Devon. I have just graduated from University College Falmouth and am currently living in Falmouth; job hunting and continuing my art practice.

2. Did anything in particular make you go into art?

I like problem solving; taking ideas and trying to resolve them in a way I find satisfying.

3. What inspires you?

All sorts. The aesthetic of my work is Romantic-I am drawn to old battered objects with histories of their own, often suggestive of a domestic setting, so crawling round junk shops can be pretty inspiring! I love literature -Virginia Woolf and the poets T.S Eliot and Philip Larkin. The veiled way in which poetry connects with the viewer is something I recognize within my own work.

Colour form and pattern are also central to my work. The things I make have simple abstract marks in limited colours borrowed from my surroundings. I am always looking out for interesting colour combinations or formal juxtapositions- for example telephone lines against the sky or the clothes my friends wear. 

4. How do you work?

Once I have an idea for an installation, I spend time preparing- by making things and/ or sourcing objects. Then I start arranging and refining the ensemble. 

5. What's your favourite medium to work with?

My work is not media specific; it is my aesthetic which makes my work visually consistent. My current body of work is a step away from traditional abstract painting into installation via combination with appropriated ready-made objects. I do however enjoy the immediacy and fluidity of oil paint.

6. Which piece of work are you most proud of?

My degree show. I felt that everything I had been working on came together beautifully.

7. What are you up to right now?

Right now I am developing new work for a forthcoming exhibition I am part of, at Blackall studios in Shoreditch. The work will be a further departure from painting and more into experiential installation. I am very excited about it.

8. Anything else you think we should know?

Check out my tumblr.
Or see my work in London 4th-8th August at Blackall studios, Shoreditch.
Info on the collective I am part of can be found here.
Click here if you fancy making a donation to help us cover expenses, and watch a short film about the project!
More info on the gallery and directions.


  1. these pieces are so interesting, i adore the first one!

  2. Love this stuff - really makes you think. The suitcase installation is my favourite.

    x Michelle |

  3. these are so cool! i love the suitcase one!

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth

  4. nie to see a feature like this, there aren't many galleries in south Wales so I rarely get to check anything like this out x

  5. Firstly, i just want to say Congratulations on graduating Uni. I really like the style of your installations. And particularly Like the Circles. ;)
    Nice Job.

    Anchored Ivy Blog

  6. I'm discovering our blog and I think it's so nice!!!


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