Work by art and design alumnus showcased on contemporary art website

March 2017

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Work by art and design alumnus showcased on contemporary art website

Work by Writtle alumnus Keron Beattie - who graduated with a BA (Hons) Contemporary Art & Design last year - was selected by Axisweb to be a 'New Art Highlight'!

KB17/09 is a charred wooden vessel with copper wire and was one of only four works featured on this section of Axisweb from 7 to 13 March.

Keron, who lives in Norfolk, said: "I investigate ideas of wholeness and its opposite brokenness. My work tends to be sculptural in approach and execution, but not exclusively so. I enjoy responding to the materiality of an object and looking for ways of working both with and against this.

“The interaction between the found and the new, and between different materials, forms an important part of my practice and the changing coastline near my studio in North Norfolk provides inspiration and some of my materials.”

Pryle Behrman, Senior Lecturer and Course Manager for Art & Design at Writtle University College, said: "Being one of the weekly highlights is an impressive achievement, as, for a start, just becoming a member of Axisweb is a highly competitive process.

“Keron's work shows his longstanding interest in the crossovers between art and the natural world, which he was able to explore extensively during his studies at Writtle University College with its 220-hectare site in a semi-rural setting just outside of Chelmsford."

Axisweb is an independent charity, a platform and network supporting the development, sharing and showcasing of contemporary art practice.

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Image credit: Keron Beattie