Aoife Nolan

Artists Statement 

This work speaks to physical, emotional, intuitive connections. Inspired by nature and yogic practice, interior and exterior landscapes merge. Honouring the primal human need for connection and belonging, the pulse of the cosmos resides in reciprocity. A methodology of research situated within the natural landscape is integral to the creation of this work, supporting the practice of artist functioning as conduit between subject and materiality. 

Processes include; exploring copper, a metal found in earth and human tissue, known to conduct energy and enhance psychic abilities. Indexing rock and grass; a tactile act dissolving the illusion of separateness. The resulting artwork is the translation of emotional, sensory, intuitive, felt, experience of connection into physical form. 

  

Artist BIO 

Coming from a career background in fashion, costume and bridal design, recent BA(Hons) Fine Art graduate Aoife Nolan’s work has already received a number of awards.  

With an expansive practice incorporating photography, film, textiles, assemblage, painting and works on paper, Nolan’s work explores the primal human need for connection and belonging; physical, emotional and intuitive. Connection to self, each other and our collective home, earth. 

Mindful of our current epoch, inspired by nature and yogic practice, partnered with intensive research, interior and exterior landscapes merge, the resulting work is deeply personal.  

Investigation within the landscape is integral to the creation of each resolved piece, supporting the practice of artist functioning as conduit between subject and materiality. The use of natural materials, sounds and imagery is recurrent throughout Nolan’s practice.  

Processes include; exploring copper, a metal found in earth and human tissue, known to conduct energy. Indexing organic surfaces, a physical act breaking down the illusion of separation. 

The resulting artworks are the translation of emotional, sensory, intuitive, felt, experience of connection into physical form.   

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