We are proud to introduce the 9 New: DEFENCE Exhibiting Artists:
Tom Brannigan is a still life photographer based in the UK who works with analogue and digital processes. His interests lie in finding original ways to communicate strong ideas visually. For both his personal and commercial work, Tom uses photography, sculpture and installation to create works, sometimes infused with wit and humour, that make the viewer stop in their tracks and question what it is they are looking at.
London-based multidisciplinary artist Victoria Coster works with digital data, sound, sculpture, installation, drawing, photography, and moving image, among other media. With an interest in corrupting and excavating the DNA of images and objects, Victoria, whose work is driven by research, creates works that challenge our perceptions of self in relation to object, other and environment.
Felicity Hammond’s work encompasses photography, digital collage, sculpture, and installation through which the British artist questions the ways we construct, perceive, and experience the changing urban environment. In particular, her work considers the tension between the post-industrial landscape and what we might call a contemporary capitalist-driven utopia.
Lithuanian-born artist Laurynas Karmalavicius works with materials that include wood, metal, and stone. Through his artworks he explores the dramatic characteristics of humans’ destructive approaches to the planet and towards each other.
Corinne Silva’s practice is concerned with landscape as a complex interrelation of culture and geography, politics and botany, living beings and inanimate matter. The effect of human activity on land, geographic and political borders, migration and ecology are among the issues the London-based artist investigates in her photographic and video works.
Dafna Talmor is an artist based in London. Her current primary focus is an ongoing photographic project, Constructed Landscapes, made from collaged colour negatives shot across different locations. This series engages with representations of landscape and playfully subverts its tropes and pictorial conventions through historical and contemporary references.
Internationally acclaimed British photographer Alastair Thain is known for his dynamic and arresting large-scale photographic portraits, often shot with cameras he has made. His work is concerned with the construction and depiction of empathy through portraiture and inspired by Joseph Beuys’s belief in the healing power of art.
Photographic artist Michael is interested in humans’ complex relationship with the environment and how this plays out in individual and collective behaviour. Exploring the connections we have with objects, his work combines 2D and 3D processes as a means to dissect scale. Diverse topographic perspectives and human interaction also inform his practice.
With an interest in the relationship between new technologies and environmental issues, British sculptor Samuel Zealey combines precise engineering with a material sensibility to create works that engage with and question issues of culture, technology, and sustainability.