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"Michelle Molyneux: Would you recognize your soul if you saw it"
2005-09-22 until 2005-11-18
UK United Kingdom
MVSPACE, formerly Artist Eye Space, is proud to be presenting Michelle Molyneux, and her show "Would you recognize your soul if you saw it". Michelle has worked on commissions for, English Heritage, The Evening Standard, and Dreamcast, among others. She has also received many private commissions from major contemporary art collectors worldwide. Major achievements include having won the "Conde Nast - Vogue Award", the "Darwin Award for Fine Art" and the "David Fletcher Award". She has lectured in colleges in the UK and exhibited in solo and group exhibitions, including the "South Bank Photo Show" at the Royal Festival Hall, the "Absolut Vodka" show at The Royal College of Art, London, The Bruton Street Gallery, The October Gallery, both in London, and Liverpool Biennial.
During her years at The Royal College of Art, encouraged by professor John Hedgecoe, Molyneux developed her unique style of photo-collage, against the background of a school of thought merely concerned with technique and curriculum orientated tutors, stifling individuality. The key to understand Molyneux's collages can be found in her capacity to slip through the traps and prejudices of society, armed only by her great sense of humour and her ability to maintain a child-like spirit. Molyneux's instinctive understanding of the human mind, which tries to grapple with moral and instinctive decisions and to distinguish between the real and the fake and the essential nature of images and prints which continually transform and change.
Artists have to be concerned with icons, because of the nature of their needs. Their meanings in the context of the past century has produced the greatest collages in art - by Picasso, Matisse, Telingater, and Kukujii among others. The untrained eyes have a tendency to misinterpret Molyneux‚s collage by placing them in the same context as Hockney's photo collage. In Molyneux‚s journey accross style and creative forces, she has reached a maturity that will allow her works free flow towards greatness. Molyneux can pack more into a few collages than an entire generation of British artists has in a whole lifetime; her collages have a deceptive historical weight.
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