The fleshy upholstery of dated furniture contorted and compressed into new shapes. The collected objects obtained from charity shops reimagined and re-configured and given new life as expressive art objects. This was the main subject of discussion in this Friday’s interview with artist Hermione Allsopp who talked about how she makes work and how she thinks about space. She described her sculptures and collages as revealing interior spaces and that speak to the materiality of emotional and sensory experience.
Watch the interview below
(pictured: ‘Back Off’ 2019)
Hermione Allsopp makes sculptural work by collecting objects and furniture and re-creating them into new forms or compositions. These are familiar, known, domestic items that have been discarded in charity or junk shops – not, inert materials, but ones that carry collective attachments, memories and meanings. As sculpture, these re-done, or un-done-up objects begin to exist as something else and are intended to raise questions about the value and material nature of every day objects.