The Refresh Art Award show is opening on the 6th of June 2019 in 5th Base Gallery. I am delighted to announce that – I have been shortlisted.
‘Refresh was set up in 2018 as an international art award, to provide a true snapshot of contemporary art.’ – Refresh Art Award
The award is totally separate from institutional, public, brand and gallery funding; making it a true independent. This is why the final selection is so interesting and all of the applications are so diverse. I really look forward to seeing the final show on the 6th of June 2019.
‘Dream Dissociation Two’, a screen printed and hand bound book has made the final selection.
Three-dimensional scans have been taken of my face and whilst they provide an accurate representation of me, they are fractured where data has been inadequately collected. They have been reduced to nets and frames to connect missing information. We, as viewers, need to form a visual narrative and explore the portrait.
The pleats and folds further distort the portrait, sectioning the image and giving the form flexibility. Perhaps it is stronger with the folds, perhaps the image is more distorted and less obvious, but there is a face there. There is a self.
To read more about the project ‘Fractured Self’ and other works in the series click here.