Previous AA2A Artist

Susan Gough

Artform:
Drawing in its broadest sense is integral to everything I do. I make large and small drawings, paintings and prints, along with artists books occasionally.
Year:
2015-16
Location:
I work from a studio situated in part of a barn on a farm near Stonegrave, North Yorkshire. Very rural and very cold in winter.
Influences:
Too many to list; I am always finding connections but Abstract Expressionism has always fascinated me since I was a child.
Email:
sue.l.gough@btinternet.com
Project summary:

I am interested in exploring painting and print making as three dimensional objects.  I am currently exploring ways of creating painting and print on a large scale that inhabit a space or invites participation from the viewer, perhaps in a way that they are enveloped by the work, becoming part of it. 

Art is about communicating ideas; currently my work has been exploring ideas relating to the passage of time, memory and loss.  Repetition and mark making in my work reflects both the structure and chaos of our lives.   I rely on more visual means of communication than words, although words and half obscured language along with asemic text all add to my method of building surface, meaning and enticing interpretation. The process and journey of the making is fascinating and all absorbing.

 

I have begun to include more political content in my work as a result of my involvement with the anti-fracking movement where I live.  This currently takes the form of quotations and words; it would be exciting to take this further in a way that resulted in a useful dialogue with people as well as other art pieces within a space, without being didactic.   Communication is one of the most important aspects of art and if my work can engage people and encourage them to respond in some way, I would be delighted.

 

I am interested in exploring painting and print making as three dimensional objects.  I am currently exploring ways of creating painting and print on a large scale that inhabit a space or invites participation from the viewer, perhaps in a way that they are enveloped by the work, becoming part of it. 

Art is about communicating ideas; currently my work has been exploring ideas relating to the passage of time, memory and loss.  Repetition and mark making in my work reflects both the structure and chaos of our lives.   I rely on more visual means of communication than words, although words and half obscured language along with asemic text all add to my method of building surface, meaning and enticing interpretation. The process and journey of the making is fascinating and all absorbing.

 

I have begun to include more political content in my work as a result of my involvement with the anti-fracking movement where I live.  This currently takes the form of quotations and words; it would be exciting to take this further in a way that resulted in a useful dialogue with people as well as other art pieces within a space, without being didactic.   Communication is one of the most important aspects of art and if my work can engage people and encourage them to respond in some way, I would be delighted.

 

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