Final year project
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What If - room 2
‘What if’ is an exhibition created in Photoshop due to COVID-19. The exhibition is located in an underground bunker that operates as a corporeal journey into the subconscious shadow of the human psyche. Room 2, (solar prints) is the encounter with the monstrous other.
What If - room 1
Room 1 (kitchen lithograhy) is the ambiguity of identity. The spaces are all intended to elevate, reflect, and enhance the aesthetic of the uncanny and experience of negative emotions embodied in the work.
What If - room 3
Room 3 (drawings) is the shadow’s irrational, emotional nature. The works are selected according to how vigorously they convey visceral emotions, and the intensity of ambiguity.
When you see it - solar print
Bloody scream - solar print
Untitled - kitchen lithrography
Untitled - kitchen lithography
Judgment - hardground etching print
I specialise in digital-traditional printmaking and drawing to express the subconscious shadow of the human psyche, based upon personal fears and internal conflicts.
My practice combines the aesthetic categories of the uncanny and the grotesque with affective embodiment to explore and unmask the shadow self to the viewer. Central to my work are high-intensity emotions of fear, anxiety, dread, sorrow, anguish, and terror. I explore the materiality of processes to degrade the human subject and the role of chance and intuition in unravelling the original composition of images to reveal the content of the subconscious. These operate as a form of physical narrative that breaks down notions of self-identity. I do so with the intention of producing a confrontational encounter between the exposed shadow and the viewer, where the act of viewing is a deeply disturbing and visceral experience.
Through diligence, hard work and a natural inclination towards psychology and philosophy, I continually push my work to break conventional boundaries of the self.
Upon finishing my degree, I aim to continue my exploration of the human psyche, expand my knowledge of printmaking by engaging with the contemporary dialogue between digital and traditional modes of artistic production, and raise awareness of mental health through my practice. I would like to pursue a printmaking MA at the Royal College of Art, for which I was offered a place in 2020.
An inquiry into the contemporary reformulation of the sublime through technology in installation art
Final year project
'19 John Purcell Paper Award - Derby Print Open
My work experience consists of two years as media representative on Loughborough Students Taekwon-Do Committee (2018-20) and as a gallery assistant for Mardleybury Gallery, Datchworth in 2017.