Charlotte Salt

Visual artist

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Scouring the Internet, junk shops, markets and scrap metal yards, I collect materials for aesthetic reasons; from the handcrafted, found and re-appropriated to the mass-produced. I am interested in questions surrounding their relative perceived values and associative qualities.

A large part of my practice involves layering of materials and exploring contextual connections through playful enquiry – drawing on ideas of expressionism and feminism, process, labour, narrative and memory.

I work intuitively by: exploring and inventing ways for assembling the parts; building on associative qualities; manipulating materials and surfaces; and playing with the opposing intensities of quick expressive gestures and labour-intense processes. I produce artworks that incorporate painting, ceramics, wax, found materials, magazine imagery and textiles.

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