SEREN METCALFE

B. 1997

Seren’s Multidisciplinary practice spans Performance, Moving Image, Installation, Painting and Text. She attempts to create honest imagery that blurs the lines between fictional narratives and the poetic reality of being human. Combining themes of Time, Labour, Television, Fame, Consumerism, and Class to question societal structures and the theatrics of everyday existence. Commonly using the body as a tool to question these ideologies with inspiration from Yorkshire Landscapes, Urban architecture and Pop Culture.

Seren has shown work in 20+ Exhibitions around the UK and is the Founder of The Working Class Creatives Database. She is against the inaccessible language of academia and strives for Art to be for everyone, not just those who can afford it.

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These prints are a series of digital paintings that were part of an installation titled PHASE 1 that Metcalfe exhibited at her degree show.

 

The images illustrate narratives of childhood memories mixed with fictional tales.

 

"It’s really interesting for me for these paintings to exist in both a print setting and as part of an installation. In the exhibition the paintings are displayed in the dark and are activated by programmed lights giving them this night life. On the other hand, The vibrant prints existing in the daylight allow for the memories of the installation to carry on throughout the day like an artefact." - Seren Metcalfe

Wind turbines.jpg

Wind turbines circulate air, round and round.

Digital paintings

Edition of 20

29.7 x42cm

Reptile Roadshow.jpg

It's 2014, Our neighbours are breeding snakes in their halfway house in preparation for the reptile roadshow

Digital paintings

Edition of 20

29.7 x42cm

The plane circulated the breath of the passengers.jpg

The plane circulated the breath of the passengers through its metal body

Digital paintings

Edition of 20

29.7 x42cm

Organs stuck in traffic.jpg

Organs stuck in traffic, housed by the bodies of taxi drivers and the top boxes of motorbikes

 

Digital paintings

Edition of 20

29.7 x42cm

 
Neighbouring Estate.jpg

It's 2006, and I'm walking my aunties, friends' spaniel through the neighbouring estate

Digital paintings

Edition of 20

29.7 x42cm