Anne Gibbs creates still life arrangements which are minimal, quiet and curious. Her practice involves collecting natural materials and man-made objects from a wide range of sources, which are then transformed, altered and restaged.
In her contribution to Cure3, Island, Anne Gibbs continues her practice of 'inventing imaginary worlds achieved with unlikely mixes of surface, colour and scale'. As with this piece, the artist often searches for intriguing objects to use as a springboard for her ceramic works, such as the arm of a chandelier or an old-style breast pump. Gibbs uses bone china in pastel-coloured shades to transform her objects into evocative, miniature ceramic sculptural landscapes. She presents them as what she refers to as
"contemporary still life assemblages", appearing within dream-like, peculiar spaces which allow room for speculation and wonder.
Anne Gibbs is participating courtesy of the Young Masters Art Prize.