Traversing sculpture, moving image and performance, Abi’s work addresses the physicality of vision and the role of the body in perception.
Her practice prioritises work in progress – studio processes such as moulding, forming, painting or drawing are acted out in performed activities or displayed live. Objects that are often considered as incidental or preparatory (tools, materials, left-overs, offcuts) are presented with equal standing to more intentional outcomes.
Clay and ceramic have always played an important role in her work. More recently her research into the nature of seeing in the age of the digitised image has led her to consider digital image processing (reviewing, selecting and editing of photo and video) in the same way as shaping clay or applying paint.
Abi graduated from BA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art in 2013, has exhibited across London in both group and solo shows including at Turf Projects Croydon, Pumphouse Gallery in Battersea and as part of ArtLicks Weekend 2015. She recently completed an AA2A residency at the University of Hertfordshire and has been selected to take part in the upcoming MK Calling exhibition at Milton Keynes Gallery.