Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Piotr Skibinski

My work is orbiting around a thin line between the physicality of an
object and it’s form. Translation of visual structure, from ephemeral
to solid. Learning, and where necessary, inventing a personal language
to communicate this transcription.
Culture enclosing nature,
To cultivate something means creating an opportunity for growth, a
setting for development.
I cultivate ideas, breed and raise them on the soil of culture.
Fine art approach blends in with mass production techniques
I focus on depictions of reality, that in context of art, become
reality themselves.

Piotr Skibinski : Solo Show

Stephanie Richardson

In my current practice I have been constructing objects that have the air of esoteric props, objects that resist classification into a register of functional domestic articles. I have a fondness for lifting objects out of childhood and reimagining them within an adult topography and imbuing inanimate matter with unsettling, provocative and fetishistic qualities. I am captivated by objects that appear to pulsate and swarm with unrealised desires... a certain throb and hum radiates from such things. The rocking horse is a slippery, curious object that swells and plummets and is animated under our weight. A restless, squirming object which seems to stir and twitch of its own accord and appears to will you to set it into undulating motion in a tentative and reciprocal choreography.

Jane Stewart

The collection of found objects and materials is an important aspect of my work as an artist. To this end, I gather remnants of domestic woodwork from a local tip and discarded objects from skips and junk yards. I am attracted by signs of use or age, or items which have been part of something else in an earlier life. These objects serve as inspiration for my work and/or directly as materials within compositions of found objects, photographs and made pieces in environments or wall spaces.


Objects are the central theme of this exhibition, ranging from a saddle to fish crate. Each window investigates how space and form interact. The main restriction at the WOT is the fact that the only space you get is the small window area, so it's interesting to see how different people approach the space they are given. Each object speaks for itself, however interaction is 'muted' by the barrier of the window, a barrier possibly always present between artist, art and viewer.

Monday, 14 February 2011


Emily Hair

This month The WOT presents three current Edinburgh College of Art MFA Illustration students;

Turine Viet-Tu Tran, Emily Hair and Astrid Jaekel.

Each Illustrator is preoccupied with the processes of drawing, this being central to their thinking and practise. The exhibition will be focused around ink, paper and books, each piece hand made by the artist. Craft and skill are being showcased interplaying with narratives and ideas. Each artist’s concepts are translated through these mediums and the windows play an important part in the conversation between the work, its context and the viewer. Literally calls on images of books and questions imagination, rather fitting for its location in the windows of the Central Lending Library in the city of Edinburgh.