CREATURES OF ASSEMBLAGE, A CITY OF THE UNEXPECTED [CASA LÜ ARTIST RESIDENCY, JULY-SEPT_2023_MEXICO CITY]
The creatures of assemblage series was born during my time at Casa Lü, a 6 week long artist residency in Mexico City, concluding with a group exhibition titled A Home Between Two Worlds.
The project began with a series of walks around Mexico City which have informed a fragmented vocabulary of sketches, recording an unfolding collection of forms, textures and details that make up the fabric of the city. I have been working on reinterpreting these traces into unexpected, imaginative architectures, through a methodology of collage and chance theory that is informed by the adventure of not knowing.
Working across 2D and 3D, the artworks celebrate an alternative architectural dreamscape inspired by a poetic reinterpretation of our overlooked everyday surroundings.
The final installation piece references the imaginative theatricality of stage design and reinterprets discarded objects from my time at Casa Lü into sculptural pieces that respond to the painting dreamscape as a surrealist backdrop of an alternative architectural world beyond.