Do you ever get that eerie feeling you're being watched? Too afraid to sleep in the dark? No? Good, because Debut is about to show you the darker side of art. Wimps beware: you have been warned.
'Passing' by Anna Karoliina is not for the faint hearted. By using narrative understanding of photography Anna's intention is to capture the essence of vulnerability that shapes our lives. Every single image has got a story to tell, and the question is often more important than the answer. The story is incomplete, which makes the images open to interpretation.
'Old Church in Woods' by Matt Spencer suggests a creepy undertone. Matt's work has developed from a long seeded interest in how images in the media form our notions of what reality is and in turn how this affects the value we place on objects and materials. It explores a metaphorical gap between how our world is represented to us and how we understand it.
A select three works from Lyndsay Martin's installation 'The Love You Taught Me' explores the physical and emotional consequences of human relationships, employing a mixture of photography, collage, found objects and digital media. Her mixed media pieces often portray frayed and faceless figures as they collide with idyllic tableaux, patterns and textures in order to articulate their intimate narratives of loss and abandonment.
Spotlight Artist of the week, Tacy Kneale has been painting dead insects for over a year and has recently had access to the creatures in the collection at the Natural History Museum. Tacy notes "We tend to ignore insects unless they sting or bite us or otherwise invade our world. But our lives are entwined with theirs and we may find, to our cost, their loss casts a very long shadow indeed ."
Not forgetting Patrick St.Paul with 'The Imposter'. Patrick joined a community of artists and musicians in remote Scotland and spent a year living rough in the mountains. During this time he began constructing creatures. Bones found in the hills, old photographs, road-kill and machine parts all came together in creations that were part human, part furniture, all strange. In 2006 Patrick returned to London to a studio in South London which rapidly overflowed with bric-a-brac and body parts.