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Frances Bennett

MA work

The body is my main focus: the body and all its visceral gore. I am intrigued by what we deem as abject as a society, what these boundaries are, and want to question these taboos. When making work I desire to have a personal motive - this way it feels honest. The development of my ideas takes place in a visual diary, through the personal touch of drawing. Drawing has always been a cathartic process for me, and print has the ability to transform the autographic mark, amplifying its authority and power. What I love most about prints, especially lino cuts, is the serendipitous nature of the marks made.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Printmaking, 2008

  • The body is my main focus: the body and all its visceral gore. I am intrigued by what we deem as abject as a society, what these boundaries are, and want to question these taboos. When making work I desire to have a personal motive - this way it feels honest. The development of my ideas takes place in a visual diary, through the personal touch of drawing. Drawing has always been a cathartic process for me, and print has the ability to transform the autographic mark, amplifying its authority and power. What I love most about prints, especially lino cuts, is the serendipitous nature of the marks made.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art Printmaking, Winchester School of Art, 2005
  • Exhibitions

  • Landslide, Café Gallery, London, 2008; Addressed to the Hat, Mescalito Gallery, London, 2007; Room 101, Arts Academy, London, 2006; The Art of Words 2005, Fairfield Arts Centre, Basingstoke, 2005