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Hélène Uffren

MA work

Visual experiences mediated by different optical devices are at the centre of my research. I focus on surface depth, distortion and illusion, to create extra dimensions through cropped vision. I want the viewer to become part of the work, pulled in and transported by the act of viewing.

The brain sees through the eyes, editing and creating individual realities. My optical devices act as portals to parallel realities and question the way we see.

The essential ideas behind the work revolve around the hyper-visual, hyper-real and over-exposed world we live in…

'What we usually call reality is a montage.'
Nicolas Bourriaud

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2009

  • Visual experiences mediated by different optical devices are at the centre of my research. I focus on surface depth, distortion and illusion, to create extra dimensions through cropped vision. I want the viewer to become part of the work, pulled in and transported by the act of viewing.

    The brain sees through the eyes, editing and creating individual realities. My optical devices act as portals to parallel realities and question the way we see.

    The essential ideas behind the work revolve around the hyper-visual, hyper-real and over-exposed world we live in…

    'What we usually call reality is a montage.'
    Nicolas Bourriaud

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Glass, University of Wolverhampton, 2006
  • Experience

  • Visiting Lecturer, University College Falmouth, Falmouth, 2009; Summer University Tutor, Redlees Studios, London, 2002; Glass Tutor, Richmond Adult Community College, London, 2001-2
  • Exhibitions

  • Reflection, Sir John Soane's Museum, London, 2008; Shift, Glass Art Gallery, London, 2008; British Glass Biennale, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge, 2008; RBSA, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Birmingham, 2007