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Works from 1992 - 2005

  • Tidy Street, in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine, was turned into a large scale public gallery for the duration of the Brighton Photo Fringe, October, 2006 in a project with residents by photographic artist Lisa Creagh.
    29/03/2013
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    Tidy Street
    Tidy Street, in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine, was turned into a large scale public gallery for the duration of the Brighton Photo Fringe, October, 2006 in a project with residents by photographic artist Lisa Creagh.
  • Lost in Wonderland, however, is a study of the tunnel and the internal psychological shifts that take place in the creative process of occupying the space ‘between worlds’. It seems to me no accident that Alice is of a certain age, between childhood and adolescence, when the magical mind is still open, yet the brain is able to reason. The imaginative power of children – their ability to believe in new worlds with seemingly little stimulus is surely the inspiration for Carroll’s magical story.
    29/03/2013
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    Lost in Wonderland
    Lost in Wonderland, however, is a study of the tunnel and the internal psychological shifts that take place in the creative process of occupying the space ‘between worlds’. It seems to me no accident that Alice is of a certain age, between childhood and adolescence, when the magical mind is still open, yet the brain is able to reason. The imaginative power of children – their ability to believe in new worlds with seemingly little stimulus is surely the inspiration for Carroll’s magical story.
  • Inspired by the film '2001: A Space Odyssey', Ulysses, Drum and Bass music, and emerging ideas around virtual reality, Escape Routes was based on the idea of the city as a labyrinth, with rites of passage, and transformations existing in journeys within its borders. The series incorporates abstract, figurative and landscape images, using multiple mediums to create digital collages, oil paintings and an edition of C-Type hand prints.
    08/08/2016
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    Escape Routes
    Inspired by the film '2001: A Space Odyssey', Ulysses, Drum and Bass music, and emerging ideas around virtual reality, Escape Routes was based on the idea of the city as a labyrinth, with rites of passage, and transformations existing in journeys within its borders. The series incorporates abstract, figurative and landscape images, using multiple mediums to create digital collages, oil paintings and an edition of C-Type hand prints.
  • These images are scanned or photographed pages of sketchbooks, dating from my first year at Goldsmiths 1991. Having used the camera for a few years, I began to amass a library of images, from which I would create random associations through the use of scissors and glue. This process of generating masses of images, from which I select a few for distillation forms the basis of my current practice.
    15/07/2016
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    Cut and Paste
    These images are scanned or photographed pages of sketchbooks, dating from my first year at Goldsmiths 1991. Having used the camera for a few years, I began to amass a library of images, from which I would create random associations through the use of scissors and glue. This process of generating masses of images, from which I select a few for distillation forms the basis of my current practice.
  • Juxtaposition was a means to understand better the internal narratives of images and how they might speak to one another, despite losing all context in terms of time and place. By combining two images (and occasionally, four) I examined the ways that meaning could be transferred and intensified through random collisions.
    15/07/2016
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    Juxtapositions
    Juxtaposition was a means to understand better the internal narratives of images and how they might speak to one another, despite losing all context in terms of time and place. By combining two images (and occasionally, four) I examined the ways that meaning could be transferred and intensified through random collisions.
  • A series of 'blind' self portraits examining how 'self' can be discovered or invented with the use of mirrors, water and other liquids.
    29/03/2013
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    Re-covered 1992-4
    A series of 'blind' self portraits examining how 'self' can be discovered or invented with the use of mirrors, water and other liquids.
  • Beatification came out of research I was undertaking at the time into the suppression of female desire. I was raised in an Irish Catholic community and the potent combination of fear and pleasure to be found in Renaissance art drew my attention from a very early age. The shattered glass was a familiar sight in Coventry in the eighties and the fluid shape of the manipulated Bernini, combined with the instantaneous shock of the sledgehammer created a new hybrid of ancient and modern: something that I have pursued in subsequent works since that time.
    05/08/2016
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    Beatification
    Beatification came out of research I was undertaking at the time into the suppression of female desire. I was raised in an Irish Catholic community and the potent combination of fear and pleasure to be found in Renaissance art drew my attention from a very early age. The shattered glass was a familiar sight in Coventry in the eighties and the fluid shape of the manipulated Bernini, combined with the instantaneous shock of the sledgehammer created a new hybrid of ancient and modern: something that I have pursued in subsequent works since that time.
© Lisa Creagh 2017