Isabella Bostock

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“My work is trying to understand the finer inner workings of our psyches, things that present themselves to us unexpectedly that reveal important information about not only ourselves but the human condition.

Dreaming is a prime example that everyone can relate to; dreaming allows us to continue imaginative play, which is key to our development within childhood. These visualizations are loaded with symbols and messengers that have been represented in human art for thousands of years and in every culture.

I am also very interested in the feminine condition, something that is reflected by my use of materials and subject matter.

I am obsessed with both human and animal behaviors and how the two relate and cross over, especially visually, and this assimilation drives the majority of my practice. Most importantly, birds represent the freedom to leave, to fly toward the unknown, the foreign.

I use materials that are close to nature as it’s considered that our psyche is a part of nature and its enigma is limitless. We cannot fully define either our psyche or nature we can only state what we believe them to be and describe as best we can how they may function.”

Exhibitions

– Midas Award Exhibition – Group Show, The Millennium Gallery, St Ives. November 2013.
– BA Fine Art Showcase – Group Show, The Dye House, London. June 2013
– BA(hons) Fine Art Degree Show – Group Show, Falmouth University Show, Falmouth. June 2013.
– Love at the Poly – Group Show, The Royal Polytechnic Society, Falmouth. February 2013.
– Second Year Show – Group Show, Falmouth University Show, The Royal Polytechnic Society, Falmouth. February 2012.

Awards

– Shortlisted for the Midas Award 2013.

Education

– Falmouth University BA (hons) Fine Art 2010 – 2013
– Somerset College of Art and Technology BTEC National Diploma Fine Art 2008 – 2010