ARTIST STATEMENT

Bell is a contemporary arts practitioner predominantly working with film, stop-motion animation and puppetry.  Since her BA(Hons) at Gray’s School of Art in 2012, her work has explored the ecology of imagination and objects in relation to ideas of re-enchantment and the animation of matter.  After completing an MFA at Duncan of Jordanstone in 2019, cultural epidemics such as mental pollution, internalised violence, the nature of total positivity and themes surrounding the expulsion of otherness have become the backbone to her work. Surrealism, magical realism and ideas relating to temporality and philosophies of the imagination continue to infuse her practice.

 

The seed title for most pieces and areas of research are ‘There is more to life than the s*** we got stuck with. Art and a sense of re-enchantment is needed'.

Further profiles of Bell's work...

SOCIETY OF SCOTTISH ARTISTS
WASPS
University of Dundee

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