Roughlinks2 Week 1 Residency

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Four generations of Wimbledon MFA alumni artists are working at Rodd Farm over the next fortnight.

Hilde Bloch’s work explores the relationship between human beings, technology and the environment. She examines the relationship by creating a dialogue between the physical landscape, landscape interpreted digitally on screen and the viewer. Through recognizing and making this three-way conversation visible, rather than conveying a message, she poses questions. She is primarily working with film and installation to generate a debate on how our relationship to technology and digital representation has changed how we relate to the environment.

Andrea Coltman’s practice interrogates transitional moments, places and spaces. Her paintings reflect and question both the physical and psychological passages through a place or environment.

Cara Jean Flynn is a mixed medium artist based in Lewes, in East Sussex. Most recently her work has been exploring our relationship with nature and the complexities we have with the environments we inhabit. Alongside her gallery-based practice, Cara also has an established public art portfolio, creating permanent sculptures for regeneration projects across the UK and abroad.

Mark Goldby makes work that looks at the overlaps in mind and body, perceiving them as separate entities that are intent on becoming one. Using sculpture, installation and film he investigates the bodily, and likes to use materials that look or feel like skin. His objects represent states of mind that he returns to through interaction and documents as films. His current project investigates the colour pink, looking at a particular shade of pale pink that is still coded as a female colour, and how it interacts with the male body in the context of gender fluidity. He works from a studio space in Croydon.

Charlie Henson uses sculpture and photography and communicates notions of her own lived environment informed by her socio-ethical concerns and the work she does with marginalised groups residing in Croydon.

Benjamin Martin At the core of his art practice is a need to investigate ideas surrounding identity. This is explored using a multimedia approach to art making and often highlights subjects such as gender, childhood and obsession. Collaboration with other artists is a key part of his practice and often leads him to work in unusual environments and in different mediums.

Jenny Timmer’s interest in pre-scientific sensibility, transmutation of materials, and placing objects alongside each other interrogates the human condition. The work is often humorous, abject, scary or untidy. Her practice stems from painting and is deeply rooted in an interest with the natural world. She combines 2 and 3D elements to create expanded paintings that collage textures and colours into a continuously shifting landscape. She works mostly from imagination or remembered scenes, making references to her surroundings within the pieces and drawing from details glimpsed on walks through both natural and built environments. Found objects act as triggers for her configurations, becoming both a subject from which to work and an object within the work itself, the chosen motifs echoing throughout the work as both painted and sculpted shapes. She is interested in the connections that develop within the work between these various forms and dimensions. The assemblages of paintings and sculptures are constructed and mutated and the carefully balanced ecosystem adjusts as it expands and retracts in a process of continuous editing. The shapes and colours inform and influence each other, and the work unfurls in an organic way, creating limitless viewpoints and fictions.

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