Shelley Theodore

Shelley Theodore

Artist

My current practice includes drawing, collage, photography and film. What brings the work together is a concern with 'the act of looking' as a means of training attention on my own experience and indirectly the viewing experience. The main focus for this attention is a desire to bring overlooked sometimes uneventful aspects of lived experience into view but not in a straight forward or documentary way. Through photography and film I have explored overlooked /neglected spaces that have become part of my daily encounter with the urban environment in order to bring these spaces into view. Adding my intuitive responses via drawing onto c-type prints has been a recent development to push the boundaries of my practice by seeing potential through the act of looking and the power of the imagination combined. Collage has become an effective way of translating experiences that are perhaps unconscious in part and in this way I have found that obscuring the image can draw attention on what has been denied. Bringing the work into the exhibition space is for me an opportunity to revisit the place and space of the work seeing again the potential in the act of looking.
September 2012
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Location Deptford, London
Activities Film-making
Artforms / type of project Curatorial project, Drawing, Film & Video, Mixed Media, Photography
Tags BNC2013, Jerwood drawing Prize Exhibition 2012, 8 studios from here, acme studios childers street, Camberwell alumini

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