David Sowerby West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
I am a visual artist, taking material influence from my context and the technology I encounter; I make works that begin and end with the body, seasoned with an existential narrative.
My work strives to connect and project my contextual experience through the matter and forms I use in my productions. for some time now my routines and employment have supplied my practice with a daily sampling of discarded 'waste' material that is my data set, I treasure and re-purpose this stuff, regarding it with the imagined and physical traces of my locality, exertions and interactions.
I coalesce and layer circumstantial structures; my subjective spectrum of aesthetics and existential concerns shift my approach through the making, but the forms are not designed, they are products of all the elements combined, captured stretches of my experiences that are visualised by the matter that I interact with. Process is employed as a meter which I hope resonates through my work with a structural rhythm and visual lure. This engagement with habitual process is directed and developed to create casements, interiors of space surrounded by an exterior shell or skin, inevitably a bodily aspect and physicality is hinted at which binds my works. In the individuals there are fuzzy invocations of idolatry, the life form, sensory apparatus; the perceptively familiar in one moment, becomes unfamiliar in the next. An allusion to an underlying processing nature speaks of life and its labours, the process remains a mystery, hidden as absence within these vessels.