Monthly Archives: February 2018

Susan Vera Clarke

Artist Statement

After completing her BA and MA in Contemporary Fine Art Practice at Falmouth University, Susan moved towards London in search of new creative opportunities.

Since then, she has worked with a number of printmaking studios including; Typoretum, Bainbridge Studios and more recently East London Printmakers where she currently works as the studio manager and workshops coordinator.

Noticeably, Susan’s work centres around exploring the dynamic mass of water that exists as our oceans. Teaming with life and for ever changing with the seasons, our waters provide us with a wealth of stimulus and thought provoking content. Up until now, her work has primarily focused on the aesthetic elements of this aquatic environment. However, in this modern age of shared information we are becoming more and more aware of the dramatic impact our 21st century lives are having on our Oceans and the most apparent of these is plastic pollution.

2018 will see Susan begin a research project on the Microorganisms that live within our oceans, namely micro-animals, fungi, algae and bacterias. What are the effects of plastic pollution on these single and multi-celled organisms? How might they be adapting or deteriorating? And, what might the knock on effects of these microscopic changes be to our marine life as a whole?

This project is not only for my own personal curiosity, but comes from a desire to create a body of work that may just make people look and understand a little more about how we as human beings may be capable of changing the course of plastic pollution.

susanveraclarke.co.uk

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Artist Talk : Almudena Romero

 

Artist Almudena Romero will be explaining her wet collodion projects, focusing on her tintype work, as well as on the commissions she has received to set up pop- up collodion darkrooms at institutions such as the V&A, the National Portrait Gallery and the University of the Arts London. Almudena will be explaining the history and the technicalities of the wet collodion process and how museums and galleries might approach the subject of teaching early processes in-house. 

Born in Madrid in 1986, Almudena Romero is a visual artist working with a wide range of photographic  processes from early printing techniques such as cyanotype, salt printing or wet plate collodion, to new technologies including 3Dscanning and printing. Since 2015,  Almudena has shown and explained her practice at TATE Modern-TATE Exchange, TATE Britain, The Photographers’ Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Whitechapel Gallery, the London Art Fair and the University of the Arts London, and delivered courses and lectures at National Portrait  Gallery, the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, the Mapfre Foundation, the Sotheby’s  Institute of Art, University of Westminster, Kingston University and Southampton Solent University. She has also received commissions to produce installations in public spaces from Team London Bridge, Southwark Council, Emergency Exit Artist, Wellcome Trust and University College London. Her work has been published in TimeOut, DUST magazine, Uncertain States and Photomonitor.

Almudena’s practice uses photographic processes to reflect on issues relating to identity, representation and ideology; such as the role of photography in the construction of national identity, or the link between photographic archives and colonialism. Her work focuses on how photographic processes and technology transform the notions of public, private, individuality, identity, memory, and, in general, the concept of the individual.  Almudena’s works touch on how perception affects existence and how photographic processes contribute to organising perception.

www.almudenaromero.co.uk

Location : East London Printmakers

Date : Tuesday 27th March 2018

Time : 7pm