Susan Collis

art, london, sculpture — Tags: , , , , — daniel @ 6:18 am

Her work is so unassumingly spectacular. She takes typically mundane elements in our everyday environment and in a very quiet way reveals how exceptional they are. I first saw her work at the Seventeen gallery, prostate London. They have a permanently installed piece of hers embedded in the floor.  It looks very much like paint that may have dripped from the ceiling. Upon closer inspection, sale it is revealed to be inlaid mother of pearl. That is the kind of double take that all of her work does to you. Its like a readymade met a new maker. Take a look at the below images  The rawl plugs are all made of jasper, nurse black onyx, red carnelian, garnet and brown goldstone.  “Made Good” – the screw in the wall is made of coral, black onyx, 18 carat white gold, a diamond in the center of the cross-hairs and silver.  Her work is being shown at the V&A for their Out of the Ordinary: Spectacular Craft show. Her work is well situated among a group of other exceptional artists.

All images are borrowed from the Seventeen Gallery’s website

Susan Collis on Wikipedia

Flickr photos of her work

Untitled (rawl plugs)

Made Good

Busy Doing Nothing

Better Days

16 Comments »

  1. Me gusta mucho su trabajo. Deseo a Susan Collis lo mejo!

    Comment by Teresa Matas — February 8, 2010 @ 12:33 pm
  2. This is an amazing creation. The use of paint is marvelous!

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  3. This is an amazing creation. The use of paint is marvelous!

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    Comment by ava — March 29, 2011 @ 11:07 am
  4. I’m not sure I quite understand this art, but I guess not all art is meant to be understood by the regular observer…

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  5. Beautiful photographs! They are so deep and compelling…wonderful.

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  6. every little thing done has its own art, even others cannot see it’s beauty but some have seen it.Buy a Cake

    Comment by maylene — April 6, 2011 @ 6:15 pm
  7. Collis’ earlier works provide an understanding of where her ideas began. Her technique is to present a catalogue of valuable materials in configurations that are anything but glamorous.

    Comment by Kreatin — April 7, 2011 @ 6:09 pm
  8. Wow! Nice photo. There is a deep meaning-very unique!

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  9. What a lovely work of art – great use of paint.

    Comment by david miller — April 13, 2011 @ 4:08 am
  10. Really happy to find this blog – good art is always interesting if not immediately understandable.

    Comment by Prof. M.Browne — April 13, 2011 @ 4:11 am
  11. “She takes typically mundane elements in our everyday environment and in a very quiet way reveals how exceptional they are.”

    This is what I like, not only in art, but as a philosophical approach to life: It’s great when you can see, and reveal, the extraordinary in the ordinary.

    We can see examples of this in people who love art and can make the mundane look exceptional, and cooks (who, in a way, can also be artists) who are food lovers and can make “normal” food taste great.

    Comment by DK Fynn — April 13, 2011 @ 4:32 am
  12. What an interesting use of everyday items to produce quality art.

    Comment by Matti — April 14, 2011 @ 1:21 am
  13. She is very imaginative. She turns ordinary things extraordinarily. And I think, this is one philosophy of art. Art can be found even in simplest form. Her works are “out of the box” work of an artist. This was commeneted by Keena Suess, Artist, during the exhibit at Blegning af tænder

    Comment by Blegning af tænder — April 16, 2011 @ 12:14 am
  14. These works are probably among the most extraordinary pieces of artwork I have seen to date. She is very imaginative! The pieces seem to evoke a deeper meaning in them. Truly there is beauty in anything. All we have to do is to look from different perspectives.

    Comment by Megan — April 21, 2011 @ 5:24 am
  15. What’s great about her work is that it operates on the subliminal level. She goes deeper into mundane things that we often take for granted. Once she focuses those common things in a frame, meaning is then created by our brain. This, for me, is what art really is: capturing beauty even in the things that we don’t expect that it’s there.

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  16. That’s what i like about her. Her works of art are unassuming in a sort of practical way.

    Comment by kaycee — July 11, 2011 @ 7:31 am

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