Erin Vincent's art practice includes painting, carved and cast sculpture, mixed media, collage and assemblage. Vincent edits the material culture of society, breathing life into debris and resurrecting materials that hold a particular significance to her. By reusing and re-contextualizing discarded family mementos, found objects and photographs, forgotten memories are reborn with new interpretation. The recontextualized images and objects are elevated to a fine art context in a gesture that simultaneously preserves and remakes personal histories.
Erin Vincent is a Toronto based-artist. She is a graduate of the Fine Arts program at the University of Waterloo and received her degree in education from the University of Western Ontario. Vincent has an MFA from York University. She spent over four year’s abroad working, traveling and creating art. Vincent's works can be found in private collections in Canada, UK, France, U.S.A. and New Zealand.
Through the collection and manipulation of societal ephemera I consider how art is able to embody what language defies and how the amalgam of materials affect the viewer. It is through the slow unfolding of the unaccustomed unions of discarded or mundane materials that a heightened awareness of the present – either physical or psychological – intensifies and affect is created. This work strives for a visceral response that could be triggered by the rich saturation of colours, palpable textures and familiar forms that are simultaneously alluring and repellent while maintaining a captivating presence during what it to come. I acknowledge the process of making is equally a physical and subconscious endeavor, and I explore how the significance of experimentation and the recognition of intuition impact my work.
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