Approved: 08.10.2015

susan phillips

Artist, Maker

Archived
Approved: 08.10.2015

My work explores the interplay of formal relationships, and the bringing together of two separate and opposing elements to form an innate whole.

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  • Location: hereford, West Midlands
  • Artforms: Ceramics, Printmaking, Sculpture
  • Tags: porcelain, sculpture, architectural, geometric, white, constructed, minimal, small scale, ceramics, abstract, print, paper, embossed, tonal, linear
 

Artist Statement

My work explores the interplay of formal relationships, and the bringing together of two separate and opposing elements to form an innate whole.

I have for a long time been drawn towards the model or plan stage of an idea, as opposed to the end result.  Be that in sculpture or architecture I respond to the simplified methods of construction, the reduced nature of scale, form and materials.

It is the sense of potential that interests me.  An awareness of the central core of an object forming the basis for its development and growth.

I am currently working on a series of sculptures whereby porcelain geometric planes are constructed into architectural forms.  I am also produciing a series of collagraph prints which look at  structural qualities on paper.

Working within the restraints of ongoing series allows me greater freedom to explore an aesthetic rooted in each mediums physicality.  Through compositional adjustments to form I am able to observe relationships between - 

-Independence / Interdependence
-Fragment / Whole
-Internal / External

With the aim always one of simplicity.

CV & Education

Name            Susan Phillips
Address         Pentrejack Farm, Brilley, Herefordshire, HR3 6JS
Phone            01544 327629
Email             [email protected]
Website         www.susanphillipssculpture.co.uk

Education        1996-1999       Falmouth College of Arts, BA(hons)Studio Ceramics

Exhibitions              2015        The National Eisteddfod, Meifod
                                             Six, Gallery Ten, Cardiff
                                             Mostyn Open 19, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno
                                             Spring Show, Beardsmore Gallery, London
                              2014        The National Eisteddfod, Llanelli
                                             Soho Sculpture Prize - shortlisted artists, London
                                             Oriel Davies Open 2014, Newtown, Powys
                              2013        Christmas Exhibition, Beardsmore Gallery, London
                                             Ceramics, Beardsmore Gallery, London

Awards                   2014        The Gold Medal for Craft and Design, Eisteddfod

Publications            2015        Art Habens - Interview
                                             Homes and Gardens, July
                              2014        Lancia Trend Visions
                                             Ceramics Now