Aimée Nelson is an emerging artist working in sculpture and lens based mediums and has recently graduated from Belfast School of Art, University of Ulster with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art. In her work, Aimée is interested in the scientific and philosophical principles of light.
Her most recently body of work examines physical reality, our consciousness and the fragility of perception, considering concepts that are increasingly relevant to our modern ‘mediated’ world, in which it can often be difficult to decipher what is real and what is not. She playfully experiments with ideas of duality, exploring parallels between light and shadow, visibility and invisibility, interior and exterior, reality and illusion aiming to manipulate the viewer’s experience of light, to play with perception and one’s feelings of self. Aimee is currently exploring light though photogram and cyanotype prints; photographic techniques that use artificial light and sunlight in order to make an image.
Following her degree show, Aimée has been awarded exhibitions in FCB Studios, Artisann Gallery, Queens Street Studios and the Royal Ulster Academy 2019 Annual Exhibition to which she went on to win The Mullan Gallery Award for Best Sculpture. Aimée was shortlisted for the Woon Foundation Sculpture and Painting Prize 2019 and exhibited with the 10 shortlisted artists from across the UK in an exhibition at Gallery North, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Her work is in public collections including the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Aimee is currently Artist in Residence at Belfast School of Art for the academic year 2019/20.
Light Bulb Series - Cyanotype No.2
42 x 35 cms (inc. Frame)
Available to buy at gallery or online within UK and Ireland (£20 postage)
32 x 26 cms (inc. Frame)
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