Tattersall uses shapes and marks to negotiate space, describing simplified everyday objects and gestures. She extends the experience of them using repetition, disassembly and swapping of materials. With charcoal, pen, paint, faux leather and shadow the images are anchored in drawing and are a response to the material’s properties and the space they are made/shown in. Recently, the work has become more focussed on how the brush mark can describe both form and movement simultaneously, with a stronger interest in how colour and shape can agitate the eye.
Cecily Tattersall (b.1987, UK) graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2013. Recent exhibitions include “Stick ‘Em Up”at Husk Gallery(2014), Solo Exhibition at the Leith School of Art Edinburgh(2014) the opening of Summerhall, Edinburgh (2012)