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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.

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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


Now & Then - Dark Peak Photo Festival - Distant Hills Brewery, Glossop


Anthony Collins Solicitors inc. Jobling Gowler Charity Art Exhibition -  Macclesfield



Macclesfield Barnaby Festival

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


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


Mouth - The Artisan Well, Battersea


Phototaxis - Untitled Factory Gallery, Paris


Chelsea Degree Show - Chelsea College of Art


An Idea for a Painting - The Workshop, Vauxhall


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


Under the Barbers’ Shop - Barber Streisand, Angel


Conscious Configuration - St Pancras Crypt


Contact Ellen Barratt

Please feel free to send me an email should you have any enquires regarding works, exhibitions or press. I try to respond to emails within a week.

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