Approved: 23.05.2010

Susan Slann

Artist, Lecturer / academic, Maker, Teacher

Approved: 23.05.2010

As a painter, the physical process of transformation has always been a significant part of my practise. The physical properties of paint or materials used, and the the way they adapt or change as the transformation takes place, creating a sense of spontaneous aesthetic balance. The creative act becomes part of how the work is interpreted, and there is a collaboration between the artists' intention and a sense of chance. The focus of my work is currently centred on the theme of 'memory' and 'the brain'. I am working with the idea of using the physical layering of materials in order to suggest the less tangible layering of memories, an essence or materialisation of a something which is real but unobtainable. By deconstructing and re-constructing the surface, my intention is to challenge the accepted processes of painting and create an act of calculated chance, harnessing the qualities of the medium itself, creating a language of materials and the visually tactile.

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Biography

As a painter, the physical process of transformation has always been a significant part of my practise. The physical properties of paint or materials used, and the the way they adapt or change as the transformation takes place, creating a sense of spontaneous aesthetic balance. The creative act becomes part of how the work is interpreted, and there is a collaboration between the artists' intention and a sense of chance. The focus of my work is currently centred on the theme of 'memory' and 'the brain'. I am working with the idea of using the physical layering of materials in order to suggest the less tangible layering of memories, an essence or materialisation of a something which is real but unobtainable. By deconstructing and re-constructing the surface, my intention is to challenge the accepted processes of painting and create an act of calculated chance, harnessing the qualities of the medium itself, creating a language of materials and the visually tactile.

Contact me on : susanslann@hotmail.co.uk

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2010 - MFA Fine Art, Leeds University, Leeds 2007 - BA (First Class), Westwood, Scarborough 1981 - Art in a Social Context, Dartington College of Arts, Dartington, South Devon Public commissions 2010 - Anaglypta-Tit, Hospital, Malton, North Yorkshire Competitions, prizes and awards 2007 - Shortlisted, Bloomberg New Contemporaries, London