Rebeca Gutierrez Fickling
My photograms are meant as metaphors to a plasticised world with a primary goal of demonstrating that the arts have a strong role in raising awareness about environmental issues. My work explores themes of the Anthropocene, a geological time period that we have recently entered where our earth systems are being altered by human activity. I use the sublime to make reference to our natural landscapes that gradually are buried by the plastic that will take hundreds of years to decompose. I am intrigued by the idea of this manmade material becoming a permanent substance among natural elements as plastics' reign begins to shift the landscapes of our planet.
Jackson Akitt • Jed Barnes • Lila Chemin • Jacob Clayton • Nikki Compson • Lucy Cullingworth • James Dobson • Bayram Gozlugol • Rebeca Gutierrez Fickling • Bethany Hobbs • Toni Alexandra Hosken • Fleming Jack • Monaghan Jaiwana • Emma Kelly • Yasmine Langford • Lauren Mabbett • Line Matson • Daisy O'Neill • Joe Pettet-Smith • Jack Pilston • Oliver Raven • Joshua Redfearn • Judith Ricketts • Rebecca Shears • Angelika Siemieniuk • Michael Singleton • Bradley Timms • Sophia Wöhleke • Cornelia van Helfteren •