Gill Shreeve

Website: http://www.shreeveartist.com

Email: G.Shreeve2@newcastle.ac.uk

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Lava Form 3with ink and oxidized rock on 200 year old linen from the back of an old map 51x69cm actual size Gill Shreeve 2016

Lava Form 2 with ink and oxidized rock on 200 year old linen from the back of an old map 51x69cm actual size Gill Shreeve 2016

Lava Form 1 with ink on 150 year old linen from back of old map 75x65cm actual size Gill Shreeve 2016

Lava Form with digital photographs 43x30cm actual size Gill Shreeve 2016

Lava Form Echo Drawing with ink on cartridge paper 60x47cm actual size Gill Shreeve 2016


Statement

Studying physical, human and historical geography was my gateway to exploring the world, timelines and process. Drawing field sketches, alongside learning how the underpinnings of the land were formed, provided an intense connection to place. Here the natural and visual art worlds became inextricably linked for me.

Drawing is at the heart of my art practice. I use it as an activity to distill and articulate my discoveries and take photographs and short pieces of video as a record, connection to source or to initiate further developments. I am interested in the way photographs can isolate form, elevating something that might otherwise be overlooked and bringing changes to the context of both the making and viewing processes. I use materials and surfaces altered by exposure and fragmentation, their accumulated layers of existence reflecting the human condition.





Biography

Gill is currently a full time Master of Fine Art student at Newcastle University, graduating in August 2018. She spent her childhood in Devon, London and Yorkshire, she trained at Bradford Art School during for her Foundation in Art & Design. She also has a degree in Education with Geography from Leeds University.