Philippa Bandurek Bradbury
Her work plays on an abstract colour palette, either highly saturating the colours to create a vivid playful piece, or by limiting the colours to give focus to the lines and shapes. By altering colours, she hopes to illustrate how another person might see something familiar in a totally different way.
She is inspired by anything that catches her eye; people, places animals and objects, and works by taking a series of photographs to work from in the studio.
For Philippa, the act of creating is therapeutic, and she enjoys creating artwork just as much as seeing the finished piece.
My Art practice is inextricably linked with my work in Cultural Studies, embracing a view of artist as practitioner, scholar and social commentator. My research continues to focus on female subjectivity; informed by constructed identities, the role of desire and the space of the body. I am particularly intrigued by the boundaries of gendered surfaces within signifying practices; the movements between the natural and the cultural, body and image, inside and out. My practice is predominantly expressed through the fields of printmaking, drawing, and digital photography, mixing found cultural imagery with autobiographical pieces.
“Kinky Boots” is one of my favourite films about a family-run shoe factory in Northampton that avoids going bankrupt by creating fetish footwear for men. I’ve used kinetic typography for a scene where Lola is shown a pair of boots for the first time and to her disgust, they’re burgundy. They should be RED. Using this technique helps to express the words with a brilliant blend of audio and video animation.
Kinky Boots – RED
Video, Kinetic Typography
In order to fulfil the requirements for this exhibition I took myself away from my usual style of work and thought about how I could use the colour red in the most simplest of ways. Communication, and how we use red to warn, bring to attention, is vital to our understanding and navigation in many situations.
Within a gallery context it might be that works of art are accompanied by a small red dot; this is a signifier, a non-verbal communication that the artwork has been purchased. SOLD I & II is a play on this specific kind of communication in a minimal format.
Sonia Ben Achoura
Sonia Ben Achoura’s art lies at the intersection between art and science. An artist, and psychologist, she depicts her insights into the psyche onto canvas. Intimations of perfection, forms are born out of an interplay between light and colour. She creates a vivid world of dynamic forms and geometric perfection. The artist’s concern for our planet is expressed as she weaves organic forms over the fabric of robotic geometry. Future outcomes are explored in her creations.