Photo: Lisa Selby in London

Lisa Selby

Artist, Lecturer / academic

The awareness of inevitable loss is central to Lisa Selby's material and sculptural approach. Her practice seeks to grasp and eternalize what cannot be held firm: the work rearticulates items from the domestic environment, relaying the familiarity and alienation experienced as one moves physically and psychologically from one home to another. The work questions originality, contingency and duration. This critical inquiry is expressed through the impermanent and performative nature of ever-changing materiality in her sculptural media. Whilst the work begins with found objects, Selby's sculptural forms effectively make these anew: imperfect copies are alien from their originals, traces of former existence are erased and their function is redefined. The fragile and impermanent works evoke vulnerable homely spaces: materials are far too delicate or look poised to fall, fragrant domestic liquids evaporate throughout exhibitions, and disappearance, failure and melancholy hang in the air. -Joanne Lee read full statement

Location London
Activities Lecturing, Residencies, Workshops, Permanent exhibitions programme, Temporary exhibitions programme
Artforms Ceramics, Film & Video, Installation, Mixed Media, Sculpture
Tags sculpture, installation

News & Events

  • Uphold Withhold, Performance at the Royal British Society of Sculptors

    22nd Jan, 2014, 7.30-8.30pm. Royal British Society of Sculptors, London. Funded by the British Council and The Arts Council through the Artistsโ€™ International Development Fund.

  • The Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award

    RBS Bursary Awards 2013 showcases the excellent work of 10 of the best emerging contemporary sculptors for a vibrant group exhibition.

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