ELEANOR CUNNINGHAMFine Artist The images Eleanor creates, often depict the grand decay of monumental spaces, stately and unstately homes, and historical landscapes. This subject matter reflects on the idea of preservation, a focus on documenting obsolete spaces that share similarities to the darkroom, now considered a dated concept to many. Her art practice is an ongoing study of unique artefacts and traditions that have become a thing of the past and no longer practiced today. The manipulative and disrupting quality in each of her series highlights the way we are becoming increasingly distracted by our own thoughts and preoccupations, memories or recollections that we do not really register where we are. Of having some sort of screen between us and the world we are facing. Realised as a dissolving, coloured cloud of mist, or smoke, hovering over an abandoned or overlooked space, these particular works are also warnings: distraction may be seductive, but it’s important to remember the importance of being present in our lives at all times. It's the way she cuts to the heart of permanence/impermanence. Plus there's an intelligence underlying the obvious beauty of her work, which means it will stand the test of time.Katie TsourosCo Founder & CEO Artfetch Visual Artist working with alternative photographic processes. Lives and works in London, UK
"I prefer to do my work alone. It is like a ritual, the low lighting with the amber safety lights, the soothing sound of running water and the smells, much more interesting than sitting at a desk…"
Education 2012 MA Fine Art - Chelsea College of Art & Design2011 BA HONS Fine Art - Loughborough University_ Selected Shows 2016 Inflorescence, Jackdaw Rooms, Lichfield2014-15 Frontline Ventures, Dublin2014 Multiplied Art Fair, Christie’s Auction House, South Kensington, London Beuys Keep Swinging, Chelsea Landing Space, Chelsea College of Art & Design Artfix Group Showcase, Oxford Street, London2013 Ways of Seeing, The Affordable Art Fair, London2012 Cork Street Open Exhibition, 27 Cork Street, London2011 Chelsea Salon Series, The Roundhouse,London Foul Perfection, The Castle, Whitechapel, London2010 Cork Street Open Exhibition, 27 Cork Street, London Zutee’s Exhibition, The Custard Factory, Birmingham _ Awards 2007 High Recommendation for submitted work, The Royal Society of British Artists at The National Student’s Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London _ Collections 2013-14 Artfetch Summer Collection2013 Made In Arts London Spring Collection _ Selected Artist Talks 9th October 2013 and 10th Oct 2014 - MIAL Graduate Talks, Harmonic Capital, London.31st July 2013 - An Act of Becoming: Documentary Vs Fine Art Photography, Fairly Square, 51 Red Lion Street, London.