A regular programme of artists & their work on show in our atrium
Thorburn's work combines both the decorative and the anatomical to create an intermediate space in which the organic and inorganic merge. Saturating the canvas with bright, clean colours, forms emerge suggestive of limbs, internal organs, and plants intertwined in ambiguous combinations. Influenced equally by the palettes of the fauves and pop artists such as Tom Wesselmann, the paintings evoke sundrenched climates, the lime greens contrasting with brilliant oranges and deep crimson. The colours of southern France and Morocco infuse the paintings with a vivid energy.
“Materiality can manifest a sensual perception.”
This investigation of surface quality is the primary feature of Ahryun's work. Driven by materials instinctively, she creates metamorphic sculptures which incite discourse between the object and the viewer, whilst maintaining an interesting and unusual aesthetic.
The body of work is abstract, which brings boundless imaginary ideas about the invisible world. She invites viewers into her fictional world when gazing upon her curious sculptural beings; a creation of a new species that rises out of her imagination and takes the viewer on a fantasy voyage.