Salon Contemporary is offering emerging, innovative and passionate artists out there a chance to display their work in the creative hub of Notting Hill!Artist of the Week’ is a new and exciting competition, with the opportunity for one selected artist each week to have their work featured on our website in the run up to our AoW Christmas Exhibition. The winning candidate will then be offered a residency in London’s West End! We’re calling on artists from all fields including the visual arts, performance, dance, film, theatre, animation and music!


The exhibiting artists 'Artist of the Week: The Exhibition' are:
Akleria * Alyona Larinova * Dragana Jurisic * Helen Gorill

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

This week's Winner 'Artist of the week' is Charlotte Billingham!

Congratulations Charlotte Billingham!

Final year BA Fine Art student from Loughborough School of the Arts.

Charlotte Billingham's current practice explores the relationships between individual elements within a given space, creating aesthetic dialogues using found objects.

'Locating ourselves in space... is achieved by relating ourselves to other objects in terms of relative distance'. (Benson 2001: 197) 


"A series of short, timed studio sessions help me to understand the objects, their properties and how they relate, before longer sessions allow me to develop my findings further and challenge the boundaries of the relational narratives achieved. Documentation of the sessions at every stage is necessary in order for me to assess the work in terms of its aesthetic value at a later stage. At present, studio work is quick, documentation is frequent and analysis is prolonged."

According to the artist,  reading has been an essential factor to grounding the context for this work. The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard has been of exceptional importance in changing the way the artist view's space and our movement through it, both in and out of the studio. Texts on defining 'place' and 'space' are also proving to be very thought-provoking. Daniel Buren and Brian O'Doherty have also been relevant texts on issues surrounding the notion of 'The White Cube' and the questioning of the gallery space as the place of consumption.

Practice-based influences are vast; Gedi Sibony's work which evokes aesthetics of Arte Povera has been very significant - the considered arrangement of the objects used in relation to their environment challenges the relationships with surrounding contexts. Further reference points include Martin Boyce, Peter Fischli & David Weiss and Felix Gonzalez-Torres amongst many.

To follow more works of Charlotte Billingham, take a look at her website: 

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