Approved: 02.07.2012

Kim W Wilson

Artist

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Approved: 02.07.2012

Wilson is interested in materials that bring their own pre-histories and histories of transformation both natural and industrial such as wool grease, peat and bone ash, lard and gelatine. They speak of the animals whose bodies have been stripped down, reduced and refined, of the slowness of peat formation, its liminal state between wet and dry land, the organic and geological, its extraction, drying,

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  • Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Activities: Practice-based research
  • Categories: Sculpture
 
 

Biography

Wilson is interested in materials that bring their own pre-histories and histories of transformation both natural and industrial such as wool grease, peat and bone ash, lard and gelatine. They speak of the animals whose bodies have been stripped down, reduced and refined, of the slowness of peat formation, its liminal state between wet and dry land, the organic and geological, its extraction, drying, compression and incineration. The reductive processes to which flesh, bone and land have been subjected are then inverted as she mixes, compresses, and reconstitutes these materials, arriving at configurations that arise directly from the dynamic relationship between her, the space and the materials. Wilson explores the affective power of this dialogue as a way of investigating the human relationship with and within the material world creating work that emerges from the flow of forces and matter to create a somatic experience for the beholder.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2012 - MFA Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art 2010 - BA (Hons) Sculpture, The University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Arts 2008 - BA (Hons) Sculpture – transferred to Edinburgh College of Art to complete BA. 2006 - BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies Art and Design Group exhibitions 2012 - To sit in its shadow was our delight, The Warriors Chapel, Old St Pauls Church, Edinburgh 2011 - a . Part of Three Exhibitions, Collaboration with Augustus Veinoglou, Craigcrook Castle, Edinburgh 2011 - In Cars, Series of group performances, Edinburgh Annuale, Edinburgh 2011 - RSA New Contemporaries 2011, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 2011 - Signature Art Awards Finalists Exhibition, Vyner Street, London