LYNNE COLLINS STATEMENT OF WORK and CV
Lynne Collins began her career as a sculptor and went on to work as an artist and model maker in the film and television industry in the United Kingdom.
Much of her artwork has been featured in film productions and BBC television art programmes.
Lynne left the film and television industry to concentrate on making her own short art films which have been widely shown, and then moved on to explore still photography.
Her experience of working on film sets, as well as her childhood memories of time spent on set with her mother, can be seen in the production of her photographs.
Using abandoned buildings as her backdrop, Lynne superimposes a different but topographically correct image often in complete contrast with her found location, thus creating a new narrative.
In the series "On The Edge of Perception" Lynne brings together two images, one of woodland, the other an empty asylum, offering the possibility for nature to rejuvenate these forgotten urban places.
In her most recent series "The Trespasser", Lynne has returned to the discarded spaces of derelict buildings prior to their redevelopment. Borrowing from the aesthetic of Seventeenth Century Dutch masters, Willem Kalf and German painter, Georg Flegel, Lynne reworks the symbolism of the still life to create a modern allegory of decadence.
Lynne has had her work featured in the June/July 2010 issue of The Photographer Magazine, which is the publication of the British Institute of Professional Photography. One of her images is also featured on the front cover.
Lynne has had her work shown in the following galleries:
The Front Room Gallery. Shorditch. London. 2010
The Bigger Picture Gallery, Crystal Palace. London. 2010
The Portico Gallery London. 2010
Her first solo show was held in a West End London gallery in December 2009- January 2010.
The AOP Gallery. Shorditch. London. 2009.
Lynne has had her photography shown for two consecutive years 2007 & 2008 at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London.
On the Edge of Perception # 4 was shortlisted for the Sovereign European art prize. 2008
She has also shown work at the Bristol Royal Academy 2008
The Embankment Gallery, Somerset House, London in 2008.
Shorditch House. London. 2008.
Lynne is also represented by an online gallery (Troika Editions) selling limited editions of several of her works. www.troikaeditions.co.uk