art works: negative spaces collection



August 2014

This collection of new works continues an exploration in visualising the internal emotional environment entered into whilst developing work. This time might be a meditative, focused, quiet and safe state or an entrapped, immobile, negative space which is akin in some ways to the place retreated to during depressive, anxious times.

The depicted figures are fetally curled, backs turned, heads down and eyes closed. They are drawn in thread on backgrounds of patched, patterned and textured stainless steel cloth with patterns derived from the gaps between spaces created by repeating and reversing the figures.

When looking at these pieces, I would like you to think about the times when the negative in life threatens, how do we deal with this? Do we reach out for help, or do we retreat into ourselves and away from the world? These pieces can also be viewed as meditative and quiet, calm and focused, pieces which depict the internal space entered into when concentrating on a subject or really connecting with mental processes for learning and creating, a positive, welcoming place, separate from other pressures in the external environment.

Negative Spaces by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden

Negative Spaces by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden

Negative Spaces by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden

Negative Spaces by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden

Negative Spaces by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden

Negative Spaces by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden

Negative Spaces by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden

Negative Spaces by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden

Negative Spaces by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden

Negative Spaces by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden

Negative Spaces by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden

Negative Spaces by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden

Each piece varies in size, but as a rough guide they are between 50 - 110 cm in either direction. These images were taken backed onto painted card and not in the best light. Prices are between £350.00 and £600.00 each.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice one Alysn, love your work. Juan Hayward