Into the Wild
, 2014, etching from 'Into the Wild' installation, individual prints 118x80cm.
Carol Wyss searches for the structure of things; she takes familiar structures apart and puts them together again. The human skeleton is the framework through which she examines the relationship of human structures to their surroundings. Through dismantling and reconstructing the skeleton, new formations are created. It is these outlines, frames, bases, matrixes that inform her work. Wyss searches methodically for the essence of what holds things together, and how and why they work. Abstraction is part of the process - but not in attempting to hide the origins, rather in broadening the possibilities for interpretation.
Carol graduated with an MFA in Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art, and has since exhibited in England, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Liechtenstein. She was awarded the inaugural John Ruskin Prize and was shortlisted for the 'Creative Fellowship' at Trinity College Cambridge and for the 2013 CTA (Chicago Transport Authority) Public Art Project: Red North Station Improvements Art. Recent shows include: 'Force of Nature', Millenium Gallery Sheffield, 'Carte Blanche', London Print Studio & Northern Print Newcastle, Zeitgeist Open 2013, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2014, Neoprintprize Bolton, DeptfordX 2014 (Special Mention for 'Into The Wild').
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