Approved: 20.10.2010

Sue Law

Artist

Approved: 20.10.2010

The body and its relationship to the space that surrounds it inspire my sculpture. Absence and Presence are recurrent themes within my work as these sculptures are the physical depiction of the negative space around the figure. I have used resin to make sculptures of stiletto shoes that include an impression of the wearer's feet. Using Adobe Illustrator I have developed images that have been laser cut from Perspex to create a large installation describing the events of a 'Girls Night Out'. This piece is a comment on the current binge drinking culture.

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  • Location: Cambridge, East
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Private commissions, Curating, Events management, Studio practice
  • Categories: Installation, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
  • Tags: Figure, Negative space, casting,
 
 

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    Biography

    The body and its relationship to the space that surrounds it inspire my sculpture. Absence and Presence are recurrent themes within my work as these sculptures are the physical depiction of the negative space around the figure. I have used resin to make sculptures of stiletto shoes that include an impression of the wearer's feet. Using Adobe Illustrator I have developed images that have been laser cut from Perspex to create a large installation describing the events of a 'Girls Night Out'. This piece is a comment on the current binge drinking culture.

    I have also used the solid substantial physicality of bronze and the light delicacy of plaster bandage to describe the negative space around the exquisite curves of the figure.  The devout of many religions kneel to pray to their God. I cast the knees of ten people from different religions. These fragile plaster casts, kneeling in a circle on the floor are spaced apart as if still occupied. Together they kneel in prayer, each to their own God.

    In my new wall based work I am exploring the process of painting and mark making. These paintings have a very luxurious use of colour, the depth of the textured paint giving a sculptural feel to the finished work.

    My new bronze sculptures show a flash of a face, drawn with a zig zag of metal but still with the essence of the person pictured.

    CV & Education

    Group exhibitions:

    2015 - 'Beneath the Surface', The Gallery at The Plough, Shepreth, Hertfordshire.

    2015 - 'Correspondence', Artspace Gallery, Cambridge Artworks, Cambridge.

    2015 - 'War & Peace' The Undercroft Gallery, Norwich.

    2015 - 'Stray' @ The Plough, Shepreth, Hertfordshire.

    2013 -

    'Stray', Changing Spaces, King Street Cambridge. 

    Future Perfect, Imperfect Present., The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk.

    2012 -

    Fairytales, i2 Art Gallery, Saffron Walden, Essex.

    'Stray', The Redchurch Street Gallery, London.

    Stray artists @ Artcell, Artcell Gallery at Cancer Research UK, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

    'Tides In', Aldeburgh Gallery, High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

    2011 -

    Cambridge Open Studios , Williams Art, Gwydir Street, Cambridge. 2011 

    Elements: Material Worlds, Norfolk Contemporary Art Society, The Forum, Norwich. 

    New Blood, Cambridge Arts Movement, Williams Art, Gwydir Street, Cambridge. 

    Summer Exhibition, i2 Art Gallery, Saffron Walden, Essex

    Changing Spaces, Sussex Street, Cambridge.

    Educational experience

    2010 MA Fine Art, Norwich University College of the Arts, Norwich.

    2008 BA Fine Art, Winchester School of Art. Southampton University.