Photo: Lisa Selby in London

Lisa Selby

Artist, Lecturer / academic

Whilst I begin with found objects, sculptural forms are effectively made anew: imperfect copies are alienated from their originals, traces of former existence are erased and their functions are redefined. This places the object in the present. This dislocation from the original leaves us to encounter and question what is and what could come to be, culturally and personally. The work focusses on the object-hood of domestic artefacts and on the processes by which an inanimate object or space becomes significant.These materials are familiar but reduced to the rudimentary.

My work considers the inextricable link between class and gender in the personal sphere. For me, class and gender are not distinctly separate subjects. The struggle for human and working class emancipation is linked to the emancipation of women, and my work is involved in the personal expression of this struggle, particularly in its focus on the home and intimate social experiences. The domestic environment is a space where the drama of class and gender relationships can be played out most vividly and quietly. I look at the intimate fragments of conflict where the extremities are condensed in minimalism and intensified - intimately but viewed with dispassion, with care and remoteness, as something private we’re intruding on.

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Location London
Activities Lecturing, Residencies, Workshops, Exhibitions programme
Artforms / type of project Ceramics, Film & Video, Installation, Mixed Media, Performance, Sculpture
Tags sculpture, installation
Website http://www.lisaselby.com

News & Events

  • Some prefer nettles (performance)

    Spotlight 2014 Andipa Gallery & Royal British Society of Sculptors WINNER—VIDEO & PERFORMANCE Tuesday 4 November - Saturday 15 November 2014 Artist’s reception: Thursday 6 November, 6pm - 8pm

  • Some prefer nettles (performance)

    Spotlight 2014 Andipa Gallery & Royal British Society of Sculptors WINNER—VIDEO & PERFORMANCE Tuesday 4 November - Saturday 15 November 2014 Artist’s reception: Thursday 6 November, 6pm - 8pm

  • Everything concerns me

    Residency talk and exhibition with Dusan Rodic Künstlerhaus Stadttöpferei, Neumünster, Germany, 2014

  • 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 Artists’ 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. http://rbs.org.uk/exhibitions/bursary-awards-2013