LICA Degree Show: Eleanor Sainsbury

18th June 2019 at 13:39

Ahead of this week's LICA Degree show we are delighted to highlight a selection of the students art which will be exhibited across the Lancaster University campus until 29 June 2019.

Eleanor Sainsbury

My work critically examines the role of politicians in Brexit. These are some of the richest and most powerful in our society who are alienated from the majority because of their dislocating wealth, mannerisms and morals. My feelings of anger and disappointment towards politicians and the dated political establishment have fuelled my creativity and manifested in the form of large-scale sculptures. Drawing from several art styles and movements, such as post-modernist soft sculpture and minimalism, my intention was to create a three-dimensional visual collage which is intriguing due to the breaks in material. Throughout my practice I have used metal in a variety of ways. By welding armatures and structures, dying fabric with rust and guiding clay with gold leaf, I have used metal as a metaphor for the wealth of politicians and the uncivilised, harsh nature of politics today. In my larger than life figure sculptures I have drawn from the human form and warped it, through harsh steel pillars for legs, twisted gilded masks for a face and a hunched, bulbous body, I aim to reveal a politician’s self-indulgence, complete self-interest and lack of humanity, symptoms at odds with their position of care in our society.

LICA Degree Show 2019: Coordinate
Friday 21 - Saturday 29 June 2019.
Peter Scott Gallery / LICA Building / Bowland Art Studio
Further details here.