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Eleanor Lindsay Fynn

Goldsmiths, University Of London (MA Photography and Urban Culture / 2007)

Interview

What is your favourite film of all time?

That is such a crazy question.  I am not someone who has a favorite film, but I will keep writing till I find one.... um ,,,, still writing... I really like Molan Rouge but it is a lot ot do with association.  I was travelling in Central America, and having a really tough time, when I randomly went to the cinema in which ever mexican city I had just flown into.  Molan Rouge was playing and it was a couple of hours of heaven.  I really understand why people go to cinema in times of recession.   

What music are you currently listening to and why?

Under Cover Hippy - I like the lyrics, he's super funny, and wants love and peace.

Which living artists do you most admire and why?

Grayson Perry - love his pots, and his outspoken attitude.

 

Chantal Joffe - She's a figurative genius.

Which deceased artist do you most admire and why?

Max Beckmann - I like his style.

Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?

Saatchi Gallery Sensations Show.  It was there I realised I was an artist.  I ended up working in the Saatchi gallery for a while, and tripping there once of twice.  It was a fun place back then.

What is the question you get asked most frequently about your work and how do you answer it?

How do you do it?  Or why yellow.  You see I digitally paint these Yellow Faces onto my photographs.  Its slightly obsessional.

What / who inspired you to be an artist?

A desire to communicate and make the world a better place.

Can you tell us about where you make your art and what if any the significance of this location is?

I make my art at home, yes, home and buiding a creative environment is really important to me.  I like to be surrounded by my books and my things, its a haven. 

What do you like most about being an artist?

 The freedom.

What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?

Building HORC gallery - its still in the developmental stages, but HORC gallery, or House of the Rising Counciousness is a collaborative, arts and discussion space.  I feel it will be my best piece of work to date.

What are your plans for the coming year?

At the moment HORC gallery is in a temporary space in Hoxton Square, but I am looking for a new home for it further West where I live.

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Artist's statement

 I am an anthropologist, except the community I am analysing is mine. 

I am unable to fully connect with the world around me I am repetitively struck by how bizarre our cultural rituals like going to an art fair are.   Most of the time we are on auto pilot, and that's ok, we have to be, in order to cope with the massive amount of information that the city throws at us. 
 
My work represents both the moments we switch off and the moments we switch on, and if I was asked what  wanted people to take away from my work it would be the difference between the two.  

Exhibitions

artfestivalathay, Selected Worlks, The Globe, Hay on Wye, Herefordshire

Take a Step Into the Art World, 6 Hoxton Square, London

The Yellow Faces Exhibition, Regents Park Tube, London

Resort, The Residence Gallery, London

Royalacedemy, Summer Open Exhibition, RA, London

Royalwestofenglandacademy, Open Photography, Bristol, Devon

Thewhitebox, UKs Future Greats, The White Box Gallery, New York, USA

salongallery, UKs Future Greats, The Salon Gallery, London

f-stop, Contemporary Photography Festival, F-Stop, Leipzig, Germany

Monsoonasia.com, Family Album, Monsoon asia gallery, Singapore

ICA, Love in the Sky, ICA, London

V&A, Page 3, Victoria and Albert Museum, London