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ABOUT  MY PRACTICE

Using a variety of media, materials and techniques, my practice currently investigates ways to express, delineate, and convey memories, precious, sacred, and personal along with detached and ambiguous remembering's. Concepts explored, cultivate zeitgeist that is descriptive and experiential of particular periods to which the memory is of. The work created is communicated to the viewer through a heterogeneous mix of materials including: the printed pages of books, and various papers, ecriture, typography, and images from analogue photographs, along with media including: oils, graphite, acrylic copolymer emulsion, and rabbit size.

 

The contrasts of the wet media reacts richly together with corporeality of the materials and imagery utilised to explore remembrances. The work is built up in layers, a mnemonic palimpsest, an archaeological dig in reverse of recollections and reminiscences. Working figuratively and expressively in various proportions of two dimensions on paper and canvas, and within the context of installations.

Current work in progress takes on an element of the archaeological dig, within which are explored singular memories through the layout of a core sample. Running through each work like a spinal cord are imagery of layers seen in a fish pond, with matter on the bed of the pond, within the water, on the water, and reflections on the surface, these add further layers. The imagery within and around the pond is executed in graphite or oils along with transferred analogue images, typography and ecriture relating to the spectrum of the remembrance being explored.

My future projects will continue explicating the temporal and metaphysical aspects of deciphering, uncovering memories, the act of remembering, the causality of experiences recalled, along with the spirit of time and place.

Qualifications Specific: M.A. Fine Art. B.A. (Hons) Fine Art Painting and Drawing.

Selected achievements:

  • 21/09/2021 - 01/10/2021, Residency within group of three at NN Contemporary Art Northampton.

  • 17/08/2021 - 21/08/2021, Artist Residency at NN Contemporary Art Northampton.

  • 2019, Recipient of The Sir John Lowther Scholarship.

  • 2017 / 2018, Recipient of The T. D. Lewis Scholarship.

Exhibitions:

  • September 2021, beforetime, NN Contemporary Art Northampton, work exhibited Core Samples of Memory, complete series of six works.

  • July 2019, Free Range Exhibition, Truman Brewery, London, work exhibited, Flood of Memories, paper installation.

  • March 2018, exhibition, Fifteen, Avenue Campus Gallery, The University of Northampton, work exhibited, Layered Metal Piece.

  • January 2016, Spring Exhibition, The Stamford Arts Centre, work exhibited, various two dimensional pieces, painting, drawing, and photography.

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Gillie Masters.