September 30, 2018

Is the manipulation of formal elements sufficient enough?

Lucy Clitheroe


My practice is concerned with abstraction constructed by formal elements and the way in which relationships between these forms transpire. Producing works of this nature inevitably raises questions regarding the effect of abstraction, as audiences interpret works with lack of obvious concept or narrative. The works therefore ask whether individual perception of manipulation of everyday shape is adequate to the reader. Can we discover a new potential in these elements when in an alternate territory to their usual?