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I am a digital abstract artist from the north east. I experiment with various art applications, traditional drawing photography, and combine them. Rules, regulations and standard procedures belong in the workplace and as a factory worker, I know all to well that conformity and rotational shift work always left me in a dream like state with the lines of reality and fiction intertwining blurring and becoming harder and harder to distinguish. It was apparent to me that I was simply just a number just another statistic and that I was existing and not actually living. I knew that I needed some form of escapism, A purpose. It was clear that I needed a new persona which in turn will give me a fresh start and allow me the embrace the things that inspire me the most thus I became Pybus!
The traditional portrait is a tool of propaganda that conflates the rules and parameters of what is admissible in society. It locks in the social hierarchies that differentiate one social grouping from another.
My work looks to expose this matrix and the effect of this ‘unreality’ upon our notions of identity. It is predicated upon a knowledge that truth is no longer required within this ‘unreality’ and for this to exist it is now reliant upon context, experience and courage.
The time to create new ways of being and understanding is amongst us. Now is the time not to lose courage.
Black Gloss (2012)
The relaxed posture captured with a shallow depth of field and muted colour pallet gives a sense of mood and atmosphere whilst added clues such as clothing, how they are worn, and accessories, may say something about the person portrayed with a hint towards gender and culture.
Wandering Through Ruins (2015)
Not in a portrait mode, however still in keeping with the intimacy within portraiture this image is showing a relationship with its environment not only as a physical action but emotionally, as if walking to a mantra through a transitory state.
The Sacrifice (2012)
There are very few clues within the image that hint towards gender, heritage, or culture. There is no environment only the darkness and the closeness and tenderness towards the person portrayed. There is no doubting a beauty however, juxtaposed is the details limited to the viewer.
Susan Purser Hope
I am a Glass Artist and moved to Norfolk nine years ago to fulfil a lifetime’s ambition to live by the sea. I expected my work to be full of dramatic waves and huge skies but instead I discovered the North Norfolk reef.
This body of work features my interpretation of this only recently appreciated underwater world. So many of the creatures on the reef are not easily visible so I have magnified some of these diverse and generally unknown species to highlight and portray their beauty and fragility. I hope my work raises an awareness of our responsibility to respect their marine habitat and to protect it.
All my work is individually designed and hand made in my Norfolk studio. It highlights the beauty of glass and the way that it reflects colour, texture and light.
Just Spiralling Around (based on Brittle Starfish)
Fused glass, mounted on feature paper background and framed
53 x 53 cm
Marine Flowering (based upon the Sea Anenome)
Fused and slumped glass with feature paper background and framed
53 x 53 cm
I like taking pictures of my daughter, since she was a baby.
I admire her pure creativity and naturality.
I love taking pictures of a nature and the details in it.
I like building a space in my pictures for micro cosmos in macro space.
I was born in Krakow, Poland in 1981 where I lived and was educated until I moved to England in 2005.
I have studied Latin, ancient theatre history and archeology with the Open University. Between years 2013-2018 I have studied Art Photography at the University of Brighton, graduated BA (Hons) and MA. In September 2020 I have completed another MA program in Jewish History and Culture at the University of Southampton. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to exhibit my art in my new home – London, Brighton and Southampton and abroad in Berlin, Toronto, New York City and my old home, Krakow.
Being Becoming / Becoming Being
This collection is made by free pieces. The first one “hamaya (破魔矢)”, on digital medium, is representing a piece of Japanese new year tradition. The arrow is celebrating the good luck for the next year. That everyone needs.
The second piece “neshougatsu-chan”, is born during my stay at home in the new years days ( in Japan is called nenshougatsu ) because of the second declaration of a state of emergency because of coronavirus.
The last piece “hakoniwa” literally means “world in a box”. In these days of self-segregation we are living in a box. This piece represents such emotions.