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Sally de COURCY

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Sally de Courcy was born in Canterbury, UK and after an earlier career as a doctor, qualified in 2016 from the University of Creative Arts with a distinction MFA. She is a member of IAVA, and Continuum. Recent publications include the Flux Review Magazine and Artist Talk Magazine She was recently awarded, the Collectors Vision International Art Award and has exhibited internationally, including the Borders Exhibition in Venice, Espacio Gallery London, the Ty Pawb, Wales and Line Contemporary Artspace, The Forge, London.

My work aims at challenging our perception of ourselves, our fragility and strength. My sculptures evolve by manipulating multiple cast objects so that the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts. Using repetition as emphasis, the outcome has a decorative geometry and kinetic unity that expresses are shared human experiences and conditions.

In my earlier medical career, whilst working in the developing world, I was exposed to the suffering of refugees from a genocidal regime. Much of my work revisits these experiences as a witness of human suffering. My work is not autobiographical in the figurative sense, but like many artists explores the liminal space between conscious representation and unconscious influence.

Using varied materials, I cast repeated contextually linked objects that when perceived are re-assembled to reveal a hidden narrative. My work is frequently decorative but hiding darker and often sinister subjects that when revealed create dissonance. The sum is like an optical puzzle, oscillating between beauty and nightmare.

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