Tutors: Pip Dickens, Beth Harland and Emma Rose
My work centres on materials and the aesthetic, not in a superficial sense, but in a way that affects the viewer. Not through powerful contextual background, but through tactile materiality. We are heavily influenced by our environments and the places around us. A room is not simply something you belong in - it is something you feel, touch, experience. It affects how we think, our mood and how we live.
Architecture sits as a focal point for my work. I use industrial materials and processes to imitate pure materiality, allowing the raw components to speak for themselves as a painting or sculpture. I aim to create spaces where the audience can fully immerse themselves in the environment, and, even if subconsciously, submerge themselves into the materiality of their surroundings.
Materials have far more properties than their obvious tangible allure; they are able to influence one’s mood, senses, emotions, and it is this that my work aims to manipulate.