I didn't say that you could enter

Plaster and Steel
Dimensions variable


The work proposes a repositioning and celebration of abstract shapes that have made themselves apparent in the aftermath of a personal traumatic event as the residue of crime, intrusion and trespass. The work addresses no solution or closure to the event that provides its inspiration and context, seeking only to work toward the showcasing of the forms and a strange celebration of the event taking place.

I didn’t say that you could enter invites comparison with constructivism and takes influence from Tracey Emin’s depictions of personal experience, Cy Twombly’s free-spirited drawings and El Lissitzky’s Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge (1919), a work of Russian propaganda featuring abstract geometric shape and colour.

©2017 Melissa Beardmore

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