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).

My work is concerned with fragmentation, remaking and wholeness and the potential of materials to interact  transform and reconnect;  my response to a world which feels increasingly fragmented and damaged.

My work is usually small scale which, together with using found or recycled objects and materials, keeps my carbon footprint as low as possible, an important part of my practice. Working small also encourages careful looking (and often holding) and the discovery of layers of time recorded in the work.

I generally work by hand using traditional tools and techniques, a process which, for me, links past present and future as the new work emerges via the old. I am currently understanding how traditional jewellery making materials, processes and forms can inform and influence my small sculptural works.

The slower process of hand working encourages a way of seeing and then re-seeing the materials and allows new ideas and forms to emerge in a reflective dialogue with the materials, which is a key part of my practice.

Keron in studio