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Marianne McGurk

I incorporate found, everyday objects in my work to create extraordinary, often absurd portraits, landscapes and still lives. I create props, characters and scenarios in the studio and outdoors, usually working with people I know. This performative process of staging and engaging with the subjects, objects and materials I select is crucial to how each series of works develop.

All of my work attempts to capture a transformative moment for the subject or object. I am interested in the surreal, un-spectacular, fleeting, in-between moments, in shifting states and how we deal with the inevitable. I am interested in exploring our individual lived experience and at what points we connect with each other and our environment.