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Alex Simpson

MA work

I am interested in the relationships between surfaces, between image and object, inside and outside, mental and physical spaces. Also the mark left by the hand, like memory held by the material, a physical record of self.

My approach to creating is to move between intuitive and playful, and controlled; an oscillation between conscious and unconscious making, to allow the unknown to enter into the making process. There is always a negotiation between material and maker, as I choose materials that partly direct the making through their fluid and relatively unpredictable nature.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2015

  • I am interested in the relationships between surfaces, between image and object, inside and outside, mental and physical spaces. Also the mark left by the hand, like memory held by the material, a physical record of self. 

    My approach to creating is to move between intuitive and playful, and controlled; an oscillation between conscious and unconscious making, to allow the unknown to enter into the making process. There is always a negotiation between material and maker, as I choose materials that partly direct the making through their fluid and relatively unpredictable nature.

  • Experience

  • Visiting lecturer, University of the Arts, Brighton, 2015; Visiting lecturer, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • In Support of Eating, Sketch, London, 2015; Chinese Finishing School, House of Preston Fitzgerald, London, 2015; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2015; Are we strangers now?, Oz. Gallery, Amsterdam, 2014; Murmurs, Horse Hospital, London, 2011
  • Awards

  • Sketchbook prize, John Vernon Lord Award, 2010