Karen Ay‘s practice focuses on the subverting of various groupings and systems by using text, objects, maps and images as agencies of making connections and re interpreting them. By juxtaposing and manipulating those elements she attempts to order, contain, re-system and re-present them in various contexts. Notions surrounding identity/legacy, accumulated histories, and sense of place are often themes in her work.
Vanya Balogh Born in Zagreb, Croatia. Lives and works in London.”Four image-repertoires intersect here, oppose and distort each other. In front of the lens, I am at the same time the one I think I am, the one I want others to think I am, the one the photographer thinks I am, and the one he makes use of to exhibit his art”. (Roland Barthes)
Tracey Bush is a British artist who works with paper. Her work is featured in many National and International collections including The Tate Gallery Library and The Yale Centre for British Art. Her Nine Wild Plants series of paper flower sculptures and drawings examines the correlation between brand recognition and the diminishing knowledge of indigenous flora and fauna.
Cedric Christie was born in London and lives and works there. His work explores a broad range of cultural and art historical references, often using humour and irony as subtle vehicles of communication. He incorporates and manipulates everyday objects creating sculptures that are meticulously and skilfully made. They become both a critical appraisal of modernism as well as a playful exploration of form and meaning. His work betrays a fascination with the fluid line between art and object, manifesting the mercurial spirit inherent in embracing indistinction.
Forge & Cutter observe the absurdity and contradictions of the human and political condition, making work that on the one hand is playful and disposable, but on the other asks the serious questions that others are too scared to come up with or the absurd questions that others are too serious to think of.
Helene Kazan‘s practice uses bastardised architectural processes to create situation-sensitive interventions that investigate notions of territory, occupancy, space and cultural growth. Focusing on emotional responses and reactions to our physical surroundings, by exploring interaction with space, light and materiality. Developing techniques to understand this experience through animation and new media.
Toni Parpan works around geographical boundaries. His work is difficult to classify: he paints, draws, builds, installs, brings together large interdisciplinary projects with other artists. He is interested in the work, the process, in doing. Recently he has been surprising the viewer by turning common situations inside out to show them from a different perspective to escape established patterns.
Danny Pockets, multi-media artist , uses the landscape as his starting point, his inspiration. The defining moment coming in to play when any two or more disciplines collide, when the layers of the palimpsest merge, when the paramagic takes its hold.
Liz Sheridan works beyond the confines of the studio, making and documenting journeys, collecting images, words and objects to explore and make sense of the experiences and paradoxes of contemporary life, or sometimes just to discover beauty in the marginal, the wild and the unexpected corners of the natural and man-made worlds in which she finds herself.
Steve Smith‘s art utilises a variety of media to create works of differing size, from small scale sculpture to large scale installation. Smith modifies and reconfigures existing objects and imagery, often in barely seen or un-regarded ways to engage the viewer to see afresh the familiar or the overlooked.
Karen Winzer loves the drama of everyday life: situations that seem to be normal but on closer focus reveal their extraordinary beauty or turn out to be a (small) abyss. She particularly enjoys developing collaborative links with a range of different professions.