Approved: 08.11.2006

CJ Mahony

Artist

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Approved: 08.11.2006

My practice is driven by a fascination with the physical and psychological effects a work can have on an audience, and how the scale and proportion of constructed pieces relate to architectural space.
The sculptural works explore the traditions of form through modification and manipulation of building materials. Through which I seek to examine the thresholds between function and dysfunction and

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  • Location: Cambridge, East
 

Biography

My practice is driven by a fascination with the physical and psychological effects a work can have on an audience, and how the scale and proportion of constructed pieces relate to architectural space. The sculptural works explore the traditions of form through modification and manipulation of building materials. Through which I seek to examine the thresholds between function and dysfunction and test the point of structural integrity, often pushing work to the point where it might fail and fall apart. My installations aim to provoke an active response through the disruption of temporal and spatial experience. Upon entering an immersive space, the audience may be isolated or restricted, experiencing an intensification and complication of sensations and reactions. The result is a physiological subversion in which the play of light and dark and the expansion and restriction of space come to configure art as intellectual inquiry as much as visual display.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2012 - MA Fine Art, Camberwell College of Arts, London 2001 - BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture, Wimbledon School of Art, London Solo exhibitions 2010 - Borrowed Site, The Old Fire Station, Redruth, Cornwall 2007 - Dark Room, Enter Festival, Abbey Taxi - Project Space, Cambridge 2006 - Dissolution of Identities, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge Group exhibitions 2012 - Repair, Aid & Abet, Cambridge 2011 - Intervention Intervention, Fishmarket Gallery, Northampton 2009 - Blue Sky, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge 2007 - Back Space, Aurora International Arts Festival, Norwich 2005 - Annual open exhibition, Hebden Bridge Sculpture Trail, Yorkshire Live/Performance 2012 - Momentarily Lost, Holbeck Underground Ballrooms, Leeds 2008 - observer observed, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge Artist talks 2010 - does the public always know best? Part of the Detachment Collaboratory Forum sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council , Girton College , Cambridge Residencies 2011 - Joya, Los Gazquez, Spain Public commissions 2009 - Limited Addition, Orchard Park, Cambridge 2008 - Great Eastern Run Project, Shape East, Peterborough Competitions, prizes and awards 2012 - Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Arts, London Publications 2008 - a n Interface review – Matt Roberts 2007 - Going Beyond the Dead End: The Work of CJ Mahony by Cherry Smyth