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Tickled Pink by Amy Stephens

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Amy Stephens is an artist who lives and works in London where she holds an MA from Chelsea College of Art and Design. Amy’s recent solo exhibitions include ‘Collide’, Poppy Sebire Gallery, London, 2012; ‘This Urban Silence’, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2011. Her recent group exhibitions include ‘009: Magiciens’, Emmanuel Hervé Gallery, Paris, 2013 and ‘Periodical Review 2’, Pallas Projects, Dublin, 2012. In 2011 the artist completed a four-month artists’ residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. She has work in several collections, including the Zabludowicz Collection, was recently featured in the Metro as an emerging artist and was selected to be interviewed on ITV London.

Tickled Pink is made from flock, fiberglass, metal, paint and Perspex combining a range of fabrics taken from the city landscape, which are strongly suggestive of urban living. There is a strong sense of architecture and form as the work transforms the physical space into an exploration of line, plane and volume. Bright pink flock fabric acts a surface material adorning the fibreglass egg whilst a singular white line of painted metal cuts through the space and the work. A tall piece of clear Perspex, made to the specifications of the surrounding architecture, precariously leans against the flocked egg whilst suspending the white form. This delicate balance means the egg will not need a plinth after the tour.

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