Inspired by the every-day and the experience of the landscape my practice explores the metaphorical transformation and reinterpretation of objects. The celebration of life, regeneration and use of ironic humour questions the broad relationship between nature and culture, as well as querying our associations with the familiar through the freeing of utilitarian objects.
Photography has inspired me for many years, and its not been until i started studying it at Comberton Sixth Form that i have began experimenting with it. i enjoy venturing into new types of photography such as HDR and tilt shift, as they can create confusion in other people which is what i enjoy most about arts. HDR photography is what I am most keen on, inspired by professionals like Trey Ratcliff and Elia Locardi. In art, I have also got a passion for creating prints with lino and wood. I enjoy creating art work which has a lot of depth, using masses of ink and paint.
Polly is currently studying at Winchester School of Art. She works mainly with mixed media – incorporating collage, paint and assemblage. Her work explores the ways in which advertising and media images represent society as a whole and in particular women. She has been particularly interested in exploring the relationship between religion and consumerism.
2010 - 2013 BA Fine Art, Aberystwyth University (Ongoing)
2012 Group Exhibition at Ceridigion Museum, Aberystwyth
2011 Contemporary Art Winter Show Exhibition, School of Art, Aberystwyth
2011 Exhibited at the Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2011 Shortlisted for the Young Marine Artist of 2011 by the RSMA
My current work is mainly installation and photography based. The subject matter is about me, my thoughts and understanding of the surroundings. My approach draws upon the idea of automatism and continuous streams of conscious thoughts as a form of expression. My interest in automatism stems in particular from Dali and the surrealists approach to it. An attempt at the following:
“Surrealism, n. Psychic automatism in its pure state, by which one proposes to express – verbally, by means of the written word, or any other manner – the actual functioning of thought. Dictated by thought, in the absence of any control exercised by reason, exempt from any aesthetic or moral concern.” (Breton, ‘Manifesto of Surrealism’, p. 26)
The work is an attempt of replicating or mirroring my thoughts, torment and anxieties into a visual form.
I’m inspired by the unseen beauty of the microscopic world. I am fascinated by the concept of “the beauty of imperfection.” As a society we judge imperfection and see it as no longer being beautiful. I aim to work with mediums and materials that in some way can be seen to be imperfect and combine them to make something beautiful. I enjoy exploring the concept that anything we find beautiful is made beautiful because of its imperfection. Often we are prohibited from touching art, I like to make things where I can actively encouraging contact, I feel it gives a sense of ownership to the audience and creates a shared experience. As a sufferer of Aspergers Syndrome, as a child, I learnt though visual and sensory experiences, I am an apprentice to Esther Joseph in Cambridge and I love to create marble and stone pieces that can be touched and experienced. I have always had an exploratory approach to art which has lead me to work in a vast variety of mediums from oils, graphite, glass, metal, clay, marble to computer designing programs.
Hannah is going into her final year of her degree in Fine Art at Norwich University of the Arts.
Hannah works in a range of media including 3D, installation, film, projection and photography. Her work focuses on the relationship between the human form and space, be that her own or the audience of her work.
I am currently studying for a Ba (hons) in Fine Art at Norwich University College of the Arts
Focusing on places that could be referred to as ‘edge-lands’, structures on the periphery, my practice often takes the form of paintings, drawings and photo collages. Themes include erosion, decay and cyclical time and are explored through nature’s reclamation of often forgotten, history ridden sites, where the man-made world meets inevitable natural processes. With influences from scientific imagery my work tries to record the change of time and the process of nature’s power over the man made world. Including diagrammatic mapping such as contour lines and constellation patterns as well as cellular structures and micro and macro contrasts. Through images of architectural forms, the rusting skeletal structure of a seaside pier or crumbling monuments to long forgotten victories, my work tries to highlighting the temporary nature of the world we build.