About the artist
Jocelyn McGregor graduated from Slade School of Fine Art in 2017.
I’m on the hunt for the point of transition between internal and external, real and imagined worlds. Using my own body as a starting point, I explore the inside/outside topography of the female form, looking to folklore, surrealism and supernatural fiction to investigate the identification of women with the earth, the home and the machine.
The materials I use - domestic fabrics, beauty products, earth pigments, industrial materials – represent for me a point of transition for the body, the moment it meets the organic or the manufactured world. I use absorbent materials that, due to their proximity to our bodies, play into tales surrounding the haunted object, where inanimate objects assume human qualities; from dolls and charms to animated furniture and aircraft parts. For my sculptures, I combine these signifiers to blur the boundaries between the natural world and the manufactured one, resulting in a super-natural hybrid of the two.
Artist website: www.jocelynmcgregor.com