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Susan Keshet

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Quick Facts
Birthplace
UK
Birth year
1961
Lives in
Sussex
Works in
Trafalgar Studios Portslade
Schools
University of Brighton, 2011, Fine Art
Chelsea School of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London
Tags
psychological, dreamlike, collage, oil on canvas, Acrylic-MixedMedia, sculpture, landscape
Biography

 I use a wide range of materials to create my work.I have a studio which is a kind of laboratory where I experiment with ideas. I like to create an immersive environment in which I can use my imagination freely. At any given time works might include drawings,paintings ,short films and small figurines made of wax or cast in metal. 

As I create the work ,fragments of the real and imagined become juxtaposed in a collage-like form resulting in dreamlike compositions ,part familiar ,part strange.Within the work I consider the role of photography and technology and their effect on the perceptual and cognitive experience of the world. Both 2D and 3D work is combined , bringing together disparate objects in order to create an atmsphere of diclocation and/or estrangement.Often reffering to travel or domesticity - the relationship between interior and exterior worlds is at the heart of my practice raising questions as to how the world is simultaneously perceived and imagined.

Created usually within a series or an installation- the relationship between the works is very important.Sometimes paintings become objects - set in a window or painted onto unusual surfaces. Other times , small vignettes are created using figurines or models positioned with appropriated materials or ready-mades.

To date my practice has included exhibitions and curating group shows.In 2013 I was shortlisted for the Art Republic Award ( Final 5 ) ,The Threadneedle Prize ,London and very recently for Phoenix ,Brighton , 20 Painters exhibition .

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