Artists Statement

 
 
Kit-Forrest-Artist Kent

Group Exhibition


This Is Tomorrow

 

2017

Chatham Historic Dockyard

For me, it’s all about stories.


The stories of people no longer around to share. I love to explore them and celebrate them through my love of collage.

 

The stories I create in my mind inspired by objects and imagery that come to life through layers of paper and found imagery.

 

The stories that us humans tell ourselves, the ingrained beneath the surface stories that we have created, the ones that have now wound themselves tightly into our subconscious and are affecting our day to day lives. 


My own stories, the ones that aren’t always comfortable to share are usually the ones that need to be shared the most, I unpick them carefully and process them as I make.


Colour field inspired painting processes, found imagery and ephemera using materials seeped in traditional, historically feminine and maternal associations and the objects that I create with my hands allow me to consciously communicate my subconscious in a language that sits more comfortably with me.

 

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Group Exhibition

 

Age of Austerity

 

2016

Chatham Historic Dockyard

C.V

 

E D U C A T I O N

BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Greenwich, 2009

 

S E L E C T E D   G R O U P   S H O W S   &   F A I R S

2017, This Is Tomorrow, kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks

2017, This Is Tomorrow, Chatham Historic Dockyard (Engineers Workshop)

2016, Age of Austerity, Chatham Historic Dockyard (Engineers Workshop)

2014, Self Representing, Brighton Art Fair, Brighton

2013, 10@9, 9 The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells

2013, Art Of The Celebrity, Bar & Grill, Tunbridge Wells

2010, Self Representing, Brighton Art Fair, Brighton

2009, 13 Degrees, Degree Art Gallery, Vyner Street, London

 

 

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I might in the course of time learn what it is that one can make of this loose, drifting material of life; finding another use for it than the use I put it to, so much more consciously and scrupulously.
I should like to come back, after a year or two, and find that the collection had sorted itself and refined itself and coalesced, as such deposits so mysteriously do, into a mould, transparent enough to reflect the light of our life, and yet steady, tranquil composed with
the aloofness of a work of art.
— Virginia Woolf
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