Claire Watt’s work explores how a contemporary society copes with death and loss, positioned within a post photographic era in which an over saturated image market reinforces her methods of working; recycling images from the archives. Rooted in portraiture, Claire's work seeks to document moments which evoke the memory; suitably esoteric as a reminder of her past and mortality. Claire’s grief takes it form through her work, reflecting feelings and a desire to communicate with others about its inevitability. Grieving is an emotion attached to many life events, whether it’s post death or in a disenfranchised form through moving house or breaking up with a partner. We all feel this loss through our lives yet it remains difficult to discuss.
Alison Allen • Gianluca Bacci-Evers • Paul Bradley • Sophie Grogan • Robert Lambert • Martyna Niedzielska • Vicki Norris • Sally Sharpe • Sam Wallis • Tom Walsh • Claire Watt • Jeremy Webb •