Adrian PritchardArtist, Curator, Event organiser, Lecturer / academic, Teacher
Considering the constant defining force of gravity, it is a spectacular assumption on behalf of matter, both animate and inanimate, that it should seek to establish itself upwards. And yet we all understand that in time both mountain and mite are dragged back down. It is this cycle of growth and decay that interests me. I make work that attempts to redefine our relationship with matter by using gravity, the very force that universally dictates form. By working with the tensions between friction and fluidity, the dynamic and the static, the imposed geometry of the support/venue and the inherent viscosity of commercial substances, I explore the on-going visual aesthetic. Just as a research scientist sets up the parameters of an experiment, I set up the ground upon which the interaction of self-regarding man and nature can take place, and the resulting work moves from matter to metaphor.