New Art Residency in Leipzig!

 

GREY DAYS AND COFFEE STAINS

Ok confession time: I have been working on this post for the best part of 2 weeks now and by far the hardest thing to decide on was the title! I think this is because I couldn't decide what to talk about first as quite a few things have happened lately. Where to start?

Firstly, I've moved again! Yep last time we spoke I was grumbling about getting used to living abroad and I'm pleased to report that since then I have moved to Leipzig and gotten stuck in straight away. This has been such a positive couple of weeks and I've quickly very very at home here which has been reflected in quite a drastic upturn in production. I've finished half a dozen new images that are heading in a very new direction as you might have noticed. But more on that...

WASHED UP

Next, I've been accepted into an art residency program called PILOTENKUCHE which is house in a huge complex of studios called SPINNEREI  here in Leipzig. As well as will  taking on some work managing & documenting the project and am also looking forward to working with other artists from around the world and towards my first exhibition.

Which brings me to these new images which are the first I've released from my latest project entitled HINTERLANDS. These photo montages are my first experiments in finding interest in beauty in what Nereida calls No Spaces.  I've found my subjects in car parks, and clinging to fences, bus stops and building sites. The stones from Washed Up are I found in a crumble put scarred car park next to Spinnerei, clearly they have no earthly business in being there. They are simply dumped to cover the bare dirt in between rows of bays, the car park itself falling into disrepair. I've collected rocks like this on beaches, in their home, where they're beauty is respected, but here...they are discarded. Their immediate neighbor is a center of art and culture and here these lie, overlooked and upstaged. I believe they deserve better appreciation. For Hinterlands I'm looking at borders and the places in-between places in the hoped of finding things we just don't normally care to look at and giving them a new place in our minds.

FAR FROM HOME

If you would like to purchase any of these images just head over to my ETSY SHOP. All of my prints come in sizes A1,A2 & A3 and are already mounted. If you would like yours framing or have a custom size in mind don't hesitate to contact me. I will be adding postcard packages and other items as soon. All of the proceeds will be going towards my exhibition so I can keep on producing new work and you know...occasionally eat and stuff. Thanks in advance and  nice chatting to you. Auf Wiedersehen! Tori x