Arts Degree Show2016

Tayler Fisher

The work reconstitutes and bends familiar notions, in which reality is distorted to discover a truer existence.

The human condition is examined and reflected upon as we travel further away from our true, physical selves, towards distant, monstrous apparitions, racing towards apocalypse. Regressed, twisted, bestial beings, rooted in humanoid forms, are brought before us in the gallery space, offering an insight into the alien dystopia they have struggled to grow from. The damaged figures and their environments put a mirror to our own presence, in which individual thought and substance is deterred whereas fear, pain and conformity is encouraged. This weariness is embraced as an underlying ideology through paintings, sculptures, sound and video, in an uncomfortable, sinister manner. The work acts as personal exorcising and becomes an attempt to confront the viewer.