Ellen Barratt

Biography

Ellen graduated from Chelsea College of Arts, London in June 2018 having studied Fine Art. Ellen has participated in multiple group shows, the most recent of these being at The Swiss Church in London where she built a site specific light performance. Other noteworthy shows include ‘Phototaxi’ at Untitled Gallery, Paris and ‘Natural Light’ at Air Gallery, Manchester.

Ellen’s practice is a multidisciplinary and multi-sensory body of work, employing graphite and ink to create two dimensional depictions of light, exploring photographic light experiments, and using glass and reflective materials to situate the viewer in an immersive experience.

Artist Statement 

“Cloud is a body without a surface but not without substance… although it has no surface, cloud is visible” - Hubert Damisch.

As an artist, I like to observe. Merlau Ponty articulated the act of describing as an approach to sustain wonder. Within my practice I explore ideas of perception, light and its counterpart shadow and the natural transitions from visible to invisible - multiple layers of light.

My practice is a multidisciplinary and multi-sensory body of work, employing graphite and ink to create two dimensional depictions of light, exploring photographic light experiments, and using glass and reflective materials to situate the viewer in an immersive experience.

Within the reality of our technologically advanced world, I use digital light within an analog process. Light intrigues me as it balances on the edge of materiality.

 

www.ellenbarratt.com

Ellen Barratt - In Nihilum 2020.jpg