I am a multidisciplinary artist working across photography, sculpture and photo-archive research practices. My on-going project 'Beheld' explores notions of the idealised body and its representation in art history, finding its starting point in the story of the Corinthian Maid as told by Pliny the Elder in the Natural History. Pliny's allegorical tale locates the origin of art in the trauma of romantic loss and opens up a number of ideas to do with touch, trace, surface and the mutability of the art object which inform the work. Underpinned by this conceptual framework is an on-going investigation into the materiality of the photographic image and its relationship to sculpture, with a range of processes and materials used to work through these ideas. The 'Nude Study' photographs are presented as large-scale inkjet prints on tracing paper and are hung unframed.
Seán Padraic Birnie • Giola Cassar • Linn Kuhlmann • Charlotte Lambert-Gorwyn • Rachel Maloney • James Murray • Noora Pelkonen • Patty Rentschler • Kirsty Thomas • Nigel Tribbeck •