Keron Beattie

I am a contemporary artist living and working in the UK.  I have a First Class BA (Hons) in Contemporary Art and Design (2016) and a MA Fine Art with Distinction (2018)

I research ideas of fragmentation, remaking and wholeness. In doing so, my starting point is always exploring and understanding the materials I have chosen, or found, and the potential outcomes which may emerge from their interactions.

I prefer to use found and recycled objects and these are generally worked by hand using traditional tools and techniques. The slower process of hand working encourages a way of seeing and then re-seeing the materials and allowing new forms to emerge.

My work is almost always small scale, which together with using found or recycled material (which in turn can be recycled) keeps the carbon footprint of my activity as low as possible.

Working to a domestic scale also encourages works to be looked at more carefully and to find a place in the home as well as the gallery. All these aspects are important to my practice.

Photograph by Michael Szpakowski