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Ellen Barratt - Artist experimenting with light through photographic processes and installation

Ellen Barratt is an artist who experiments with light through photographic processes and installation. Her work explores the interplay between light, space, and perception. Through a multidisaplinary and multi-sensory body of work, she creates immersive installations that challenge viewers' perceptions of reality and conceptual prints.

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

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

Her 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, Ellen uses digital light within an analog process. Light intrigues me as it balances on the edge of materiality.

If you are interested in learning more about Ellen's studio practice or would like to inquire about their work, please feel free to get in touch using the email below.

Education

2015 - 2018

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Chelsea College of Art, London

2014 - 2015

Foundation Diploma in Fine Art, Manchester School of Art, Manchester

Selected Exhibitions

2023

2020

Macclesfield Barnaby Festival

In Nihilum - The Swiss Church, London - curated by PFA Curatorial

2019

Natural Light - Air Gallery, Manchester - curated by Lumen Studios

2019

Mouth - The Artisan Well, Battersea

2018

Phototaxis - Untitled Factory Gallery, Paris

2018

Chelsea Degree Show - Chelsea College of Art

2018

An Idea for a Painting - The Workshop, Vauxhall

2018

BIONIC – Stour Space, Hackney Wick - 2018 - invited by the collective ‘The Third Eye’ 

2017

Under the Barbers’ Shop - Barber Streisand, Angel

2016

Conscious Configuration - St Pancras Crypt

Gallery

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