(b.1990, London, United Kingdom) Chloe Manasseh graduated from The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL: MFA Fine Art Painting and was Awarded the Euan Uglow Memorial entrance Scholarship in 2014. Other awards and residencies include Artist in Residence, The Winstedt School, Singapore (upcoming); Paradise Lost Research Residency, The Portico Library, Manchester, UK; West Dean Tapestry Commission Commended Artist; Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency, California, USA; Saatchi New Sensations, Long-listed; WW SOLO Award, Selected Artist; Ceramics Artist Residency at Artist Stephenie Bergman’s studio, Taroudant, Morocco and ‘100 Painters of Tomorrow’ Publication, Short-listed.
Suzanne Moxhay’s works moves fluently between real and illusionary space, between the idealized and the dystopian environments. Her latest work features broken down interiors, creating hybrid spaces that merge inside and out, juxtaposing the intimate and the undomesticated and take on the quality of an empty stage set. Sourced from photographs, prints in old magazines and painted elements, fragments are physically collaged and constructed, re-photographed and digitally manipulated, creating space between the original material and the staged or theatrical. Moxhay’s world is at once familiar and uncanny, and as with film, requests the viewer embarks with a suspension of disbelief. Moxhay is a print fellow of the Royal Academy Schools, recipient of the Florence Trust residency 2008 and was shortlisted for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2008. Moxhay’s work has been featured in Art World Magazine, The Guardian and The BBC Culture Show.
Simone Webb's work demonstrates a delicate melancholy organic time. Flora and fauna bloom and decay in painterly gestures, arrangements of petals float seamlessly in placid space. A desire for a fluid discourse between solid and gaseous forms manifest in flowers dissected with a blurring of focus. Insect and plant relations play out a perceived cycle of orchestrated pollination, horticultural worship by synchronised anthropods lay in a creeping mandala.
Limited edition prints and originals juxtapose the beautiful with the morbid, offering euphoric moments emerging from stark backgrounds graced with fragile flowers to instances of despondency, often dark in appearance, yet remaining equitably as elegant.
Tenses are enhanced by the unification of traditional and contemporary methods in which the final outcomes are formed. Whilst we often only get to view a fleeting moment of nature, she aims to create something of more permanence that can be observed at any given time. Fusing the past, present, and the ambiguous future of these together highlights the beauty alongside the mundanity that occurs throughout their natural life circle.