Statement

 

I am a London based artist, working with a variety of techniques and materials. Drawings and paintings often feature beeswax, oil paint and graphite due to their tactile qualities. I use sheet metal, MDF and perspex for three-dimensional work, materials with more mass produced characteristics. Owing to its possibility of minimal expression and flat quality, themes are also tested through print making. With an educational background in art, interior and architecture, her fine art practice is focussed around the concepts of structure, scale and spatiality. 

Central to the work is an ongoing exploration into the notion of perception and relationship between volume and flatness and the liminal space that exists between these categories.This also applies to work exploring the boundaries between two and three dimensional languages and how one might attempt to blur the distinctions between the two.

I investigate these ideas with objects and interventions that operate like drawings in space; prints that seem to describe platonic forms or a space that one might step into and work that reflects its surroundings, suggesting an expansion beyond its own physical boundary.

Site-specific works respond to context by activating potentially unseen particulars, which define place, a way of drawing attention and highlighting its existence. In other situations, the work reconfigures and subverts existing spaces, querying methods of measuring space on an abstract level. 

Often starting with a systematic approach, I test how to disrupt or re-configure a chosen base structure using subjective and intuitive methods. By this process she searches for the tension that can occur when a system is undermined, collides or ceases to exist. I am particularly concerned with themultiple interpretations of abstract form, including considerations of how the content negotiates the borders of the picture frame or the physical dimension of a wall, a room or a space.

My recent work includes site-specific art pieces in London and Gothenburg, Sweden (Strawhouse and Trapphus, as SjoholmPhillips). I have taken part in a number of group exhibitions including, Threshold at M2 Gallery (2019) Genesis Light Magic at St John in Bethnal Green (2018), APT plus one, APT Gallery (2018), Bainbridge Open at ASC Gallery (2018), Components selected by Artnumber23 (2018), Creekside Open 2017 selected by Alison Wilding at APT galley (2017), monoChroma at the Crypt Gallery (2016) and What is the Point? at Mall Galleries (2015). She has been a participant in the London Creative Network artist development programme, run by SPACE and was recently part of a group, funded by Peer mentoring at Cubitt.