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Liverpool, United Kingdom
My work has developed a lot over the 3 years I've studied for my degree. It has evolved into a body of work that deals with the human form as an environment. I've mapped and explored my own body inside and out in many ways through print, drawing and various media as a type of research to address self identity

Monday, 19 October 2009

Saatchi Gallery/ Tate Britain - Turner Prize 09


ABSTRACT AMERICA:

NEW PAINTING AND SCULPTURE

29th May 2009 - 17th Jan 2010


"Cuban born American artists Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz are the collabortive duo Guerra de la Paz . Originally sourcing their materials from the waste bins of second-hand goods shipping companies in Miami’s Little Haiti, Guerra De La Paz make their sculptures from the discarded items of daily life. Viewing their practice as a kind of ‘archaeology’, their work engages with the history inherent in common debris and its possibility for recycled usage. In Nine, a giant mound of clothing heaps with strata of prom dresses, Christmas jumpers, and embarrassing yesteryear fads, bearing down with the weight of a civilisation and its disowned memories. Beneath the fringes of the hulking mass can be seen the feet of nine people supporting the load, a testimony to the strength and value of community."


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Guerra de la Paz

Nine

2007
Mixed media sculptural installation.

365.8 x 213.3 x 213.3 cm

I loved this piece, it was quirky and original. I love all the different textures of the clothes overpowering your view. You just wanted to go up and feel each sleeve, collar and button on each item of clothing. The legs were kinda scary because I wasn't sure if they were actually people under the clothes. The piece has so mch weight behind it, physically and emotionally, you can feel the weight on you shoulders when you look at the peoples feet supposedly holding the load.

It makes me think if I had kept every shirt or pair of jeans I've ever thrown out in my life how many would I have?












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Enrico David
  • confusing
  • pornographic
  • cheap looking...

Roger Hiorns
  • consisted of condensed brain matter? vile but genius and very intriguing
  • The jet emissions used to make the floor peice which looked like a lunar landscape was simply beautiful

  • my favourit to win
  • Prints were really detailed
  • sculpture, real wale skull with obstructive view,
  • a peculiar mix that worked on so many levels...truely inspiring
  • the gold leaf transfer produced so much reflective light coming from the gallery lighting. stunning






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Welcome to my blog! :)

This page is primarily a documentation of my art work I create. I'm a BA Fine Art, Mixed Media Student currently in my final year of my degree.

My work deals with ideas of the fragility of the human condition and often consists of images of my own body. I tend to work with materials that reflect the delicacy of the human form such as stitch and fabrics. My drawing style i like to describe as a "nervous" line, which also ties in with the themes of all my work.