My practice explores the hinterland between Art and science particularly focusing on the relationship between an 'event' and then its subsequent reconstruction' within the gallery space. Time as some kind of elastic plain of study is a constant issue in my work through the capturing and portrayal of it to the viewer.
Aesthetically influenced by the deep chiaroscuro contrasts of the European Renaissance and Baroque movements my installations use light and sometimes sound to create drama for the viewer. This hybridity of old and new appears also in the use of geometry. The Ancient Greek and Egyptian use of spheres and cubes in art as very elemental shapes appears to relate to my use of them throughout my practice as if they are trying to tap into something deeper in my consciousness.
I am concerned with the role of documentation in contemporary art. My work questions whether documentation exists with the emergence of trans-media narratives and the constant integration of new technologies. My practice is particularly influenced by an emerging paradigm called Critical Realism. I see theory and the actual formation of practical work as two sides of the same coin and I aim to peruse this direction through critical writing as well as creating physical art works.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
2009 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Leeds College of Art, Leeds
2012 - Art in Mind, The Brick Lane Gallery , London
2011 - 1m x 1m exhbition, The Bowery, Leeds
2011 - Ghost in the Machine exhibition, Shine Business Centre, Leeds
2011 - M exhbition, Railway Arches, Leeds
2012 - Original rework , Leeds College of Art
2012 - Original Rework , The Old Truman Brewery
2012 - Entropy 1, Hetchell Woods , Thorner
2011 - Handling Space: Being Barbara- workshop for members of the public to try out their carving skills after seeing Hepworth's work, Art House, Wakefield
2011 - Happiness Postcard Exhibition, Arts Space - Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds
2010 - Site specific art work over a month’s time as part of my degree module, Thwaites Mill, Leeds