We are very excited to be showing Brigitte Watkinson’s ‘Nomansland’ from 14th September to 5th October 2021. Why not join us for the Private View on Thursday, 16th September from 19:00 to 21:00!
Born and raised in Bavaria, Brigitte previously studied and taught languages before focussing on art. She maintains a particular interest in language, its semantics and social contexts. Drawing on day to day conversations, literal translations and often poking fun at political rhetoric and propaganda, she employs metaphors, materials and methods to ravel and unravel communication processes and to create new narratives. Mainly self-taught, she has been working as a full-time artist for a number of years, culminating in her recent MA in Fine Arts. As a result, her work has evolved to incorporate additional disciplines including sculpture, collage, installation, animation and photography.
We look forward to seeing you on 16th September for wine, an insight into a utopian future and fantastic artwork!
You can see more of Brigitte’s work on her web page: www.makeslugsbeautiful.co.uk
You call me woMAN,
but I am not MAN
You call me huMAN,
but I am not MAN
You talk of MANkind,
but I am not MAN?
I long for noMANsland,
where we are all dunkwonhami.
History is made and posthumanism pondered as the status quo for humanity shifts.
Based on scientific evidence that the first human was female, my speculations around feminist language result in fabulations of past, present and a utopian future. Through time and via a patriarchal Vitruvian Action Man©, I depict humans evolving from this original mother into dunkwonhami, who inhabit the protective landscape of the Cluechenthu.
Anagrams, metaphors, methods and materials twist and turn like a Rubik’s cube, offering and creating new narratives. Gender, language and process intra-act.
Words, images, objects and meanings are made and remade. The recycled, the homemade, the pilfered and the found are constructed and reconstructed; the story unfolds.
We are very excited to be showing Brigitte Watkinson’s ‘The Kinky Life of Trees’ from 16th April to 7th May 2020. Why not join us for the private view on Thursday, 16th April from 18:30 to 21:00.
Brigitte is a Cheshire artist who, nevertheless, was born and raised in the wooded hills and mountains of Bavaria, Germany, and now lives and works near Northwich, Cheshire. Her childhood was filled with wondrous and mysterious stories of anthropomorphic forests and creatures within; stories that have stayed with her to this day. Brigitte’s paintings are a reflection of these tales: she plays these out in her bold and outspoken paintings through unconventional materials, shapes, colours and textures.
The kinky life of trees is a body of work influenced by the writings of Peter Wohlleben and Colin Trudge, who have both written extensively about trees and the communication between them. This, combined with her heritage, manifested itself in the notion that trees not only have feelings, but also feelings for one another. The kinky life of trees has begun.
Brigitte is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Fine Art.
We look forward to seeing you on 16th April for wine, kinky trees and fantastic artwork!
You can see more of Brigitte’s paintings on her web page: www.makeslugsbeautiful.co.uk