Harriet Florence Farmer
About the artist
2016-2018 Royal College of Art,MA
2013-2016 Brighton University, BA
For an up to date CV including exhibitions, please visit the artist's website
'Consciousness, in some form, is present in everything. The ultimate reality, or what one takes this to be, is only ever a fetter which binds each of us to the physical world.
My paintings are traces of action, emotion and time. Through layering and erasure, I suggest forms and an illusionary surface is gradually revealed through my process. A measure of time is traced in the surface, but this seems to defy total capture.
The paintings I produce are initially conceived through sculptural investigations. These accompany the paintings in the studio as they are made. The sculptures are the result of a performative and intuitive instinct that sits in relation to matter, which binds us to the physical world.
Ultimately, the paintings are a search for an alchemy of instinct and process and are driven by forces of action and my engagement with literature.'
-Harriet Florence Farmer