Shirley Sharp

Fine art

Co-founder of Clash Artspace 2015

Foundation Art & Design. Clifton School of Art. 2000

BA (hons) degree. University the West of England. 2001-2004

MA Fine Art Degree. Bath Spa University 2017-2018

Website;Shirley Sharp. email;she.sharp@blueyonder.co.uk

My work revolves around the human condition, contemplating ideas about duality and the connection and fusion of minds. To feel connected to something or someone, you have to recognise yourself, to see parallels with your own existence. I am interested in how we connect on different levels and how we see ourself through the eyes of others.
The physicality of making something, directly as a response to the subconscious is a connection of mind and body.  Contemplations that take visual shape for me, through drawing and sculpture, with the same rough expressive quality of the drawing echoed in it’s 3dimensional form.  The unfinished and the unsaid, are essential elements of the visual language I am using, rather like interupted thoughts and conversations.