This Week We're Fussed About... Beyond These Limits: Art Exhibition
Over the next few weeks, from today to Sunday 13th May, The Brooks Shopping Centre will be playing host to an exhibition of painting, print, sculpture, video and performance art, by a group of second year students from Winchester School of Art. The exhibition’s aim is to explore ‘the limits associated with the creative process. Whether testing the boundaries of a material’s properties, exploring the physical restrictions of time and space or confronting current political and economical concerns, Beyond these Limits invites the public to consider what role art can take in addressing these limits and […] the potential for creativity to emerge’. Lets take a look at some of the artists who will be showing off their work in the coming weeks:
Nessa’s intriguing images deal with the tension between the destructive and the constructive, the ability to destroy something, but create something new. She uses collage, photo-manipulations and paint to create her evocative works, including vibrant coloured overlays to ‘suggest psychological and emotional stings’. Indeed, her images seem to emote a sense of melancholy and restriction, these bright overlays appearing almost mask-like in their composition.
Lorna is another artist who creates through destruction, ‘employing the material nature of celluloid film that allows it to burn, blister, mark and contort, producing abstract still and moving images’. Her work ‘explores the current coexistence of analogue and digital mediums in both film and photography. Taking advantage of the materiality of celluloid film and the ethereal elements of digital, the two are united portraying a sense of nostalgia whilst welcoming the future of technology. True motion can only exist in reality or analogue format but it is digital that enables the work to exist everywhere’.
Michael’s work explores how the patterns and structures found in nature can be recreated in the artistic medium; particularly, through the process of printmaking. Michael explains ‘The attention of my practice is directed through my curiosity and investigation into the creation of natural and delicate forms and capturing processes which sometimes go unnoticed’. The resultant works are beautifully textured, providing a unique aesthetic.
Sparrow’s model-work is an exploration into human resourcefulness, the way the homeless survive with just their bare essentials. Made of materials like bronze and plaster, it is Natalie’s intention to leave her models in unexpected public spaces to discover what happens to them when left outside. Natalie’s innovative and intriguing experiment showcases just some of the diverse talent the Beyond These Talents art exhibition has to offer.
Roseanna’s art prints at first meant to depict the prints and patterns found in the natural and animal worlds. However, once completed the talented artist quickly realised they were in fact a pictorial representation of the migraines she had been suffering. ‘I aim for my migraine series to produce a feeling of overwhelming unease.’
You can catch a private viewing today from 4pm-6pm, where you can enjoy live painting, edible sculpture and human pic ‘n’ mix, and a live performance via Skype from an artist on an exchange in Australia. If you miss that then not to worry as you can have a wander round when the show officially opens on Monday from 10am-5:30pm.
See more of the artists’ work at: Beyondtheselimits.wordpress.com