The work focuses on the often mechanical

obstruction between creator and output. By

taking the object which can mediate between

them as my subject, the paintings examine

ideas of painter as performer, negotiating

with complicated and often faulty equipment.

Due to their necessity, these machines adopt

their own agency, becoming characters to

conciliate rather than empty objects to be

used without explanation. My intention is

to replicate this frustration of creation

through elevation of everyday objects into

neon over-the-top creatures with their own

animate identities as a means of both giving

a nod to the pressures of playing well with

others as well as my own anxiety about what

it is to make a painting.


Sarah Froelich, Chelsea College of Art, 26 AUG 2014

studio 2

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