A regular programme of artists & their work on show in our atrium
Sara Berman lives and works in London; she completed her MFA at Slade School of Art, UCL in June 2016 where she was awarded a distinction and the Audrey Wykeham prize for painting. Previously Sara worked as a fashion designer and consultant. After studying fashion design at Central Saint Martins, she founded her eponymous fashion brand and worked as a design consultant to a variety of fashion and design companies. A long and deeply held interest in the conversation between design, commerce and identity informs her artistic practice.
Paul's work is informed through urban and industrial environments. It explores concrete environments and the connection to people, place and time. The idea of 'non-places' such as the land below motorway intersections, carparks and abandoned industrial wasteland are explored. Form, material and human experience are central to the translation of these uncomfortable environments into sculptural, abstract and non-functional objects that celebrate and behold the unconventional beauty that these places evoke. The use of fired ceramic embraces the raw aesthetic, fragility and disquiet of these spaces, whilst the jagged and broken concrete translates the sadness, isolation and inescapable presence that these places can project. The colourful glazed ceramics allow the discarded or abandoned objects a sense of beauty; a beauty trapped in these transient places.