Pauline Bickerton is a sculptor interested in setting up collaborations with fellow artists and participants to explore how an abstract concept can be transformed into a literal space of operations, a pragmatic way of making and showing, talking and being.
The audience is envisaged as a community. Rather than the artwork being an encounter between a viewer and an object, it enables an intersubjective encounter. Through these encounters, meaning is elaborated collectively, rather than in the space of individual consumption.
Her intention is to pose the question ‘does this work permit me to enter into dialogue? Could I exist and how, in the space it defines’.
The practice is not about social engagement for engagement’s sake; more focussed at meaningful intersubjective encounters which reveal and question preconceived thinking or rigidity of perspective.
Born in the UK, 1965. Lives and works in London and Woodbridge, Suffolk.
2008-10 The Art Academy, Southwark, London, Diploma in Fine Art
2010-13 Central St Martins, UAL, London BA (Hons) Fine Art, awarded First Class
Exhibitions (solo and mixed)
2015 seatrees.uk @ aldeburgh beach lookout, aldeburgh,
2015 oculion @ letheringham sculpture space,
2014 'the awe of the other' @ aldeburgh beach lookout, suffolk
2013 world in a box @ the world in a box show, margate
2013 'Show 1', Central St Martins, BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree Show, London
2012 column - letheby gallery show, 1 southampton row, london
2012 st george - say hello, say goodbye exhibition, lethaby gallery, 1 southampton row, london
2011 chain @ trinity bouy wharf, london