Grounded in process Naomi Harwin’s practice observes the relational qualities of objects and forms in correspondence with space.  Considering how we organise and interpret visual information, Harwin reflects on how we might comprehend objects through the aid of models and images.  Most recently her work has been activated through her creation of forms that compress and manipulate line.  Evaluating, extracting and deconstructing these objects, Harwin explores the dialogue between the form and its represented image, identifying the parts and pieces that make up the ‘whole’. 

Through the use of shape, line and colour, the works become a descriptive interplay of spatial structure, materiality and mapping. Continuously shifting between two and three dimensions, surface and object.  These exchanges, interactions and re-appropriations consider the interchangeable states of objecthood.

Manifesting as collections of information the dialogue and spatial engagement amongst works aims to form an awareness of the ‘whole’ and one’s own relation to it. 

 

Naomi Harwin                                                                     Studio Artist at Wysing Arts Centre

Education

2011 – 2014

First Class BA (Hons) Fine Art – Norwich University of the Arts

2010 – 2011

BTEC Foundation Diploma Art and Design – Cambridge Regional College

Selected Exhibitions

2017

The Clunker – The Playhouse Bar and Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich

SWAP Editions, Edition No.1 AD HOC – CASTOR Projects, London

2016

in between things – Nunns Yard, Norwich

Circuit Unlocks Digital – The Cambridge Junction

2015

Wysing Editions At SUNDAY Art Fair – Ambika P3, University of Westminster, London

Shades of Yellow – Embassy Tea Gallery, London

‘O’ – Airspace Gallery, Stoke-On-Trent

2014

In the Window: Parts and Wholes – Airspace Gallery, Stoke-On-Trent

NUA Degree Show – Norwich University of the Arts

Dialogue: Place, Space and Negotiated territories – Norwich University of the Arts

Process – STEW Gallery, Norwich

2013

Museums at Night – Sainsbury’s Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich

Continuous Systems – Clapton, London

NUA Fine Art – Firstsite, Colchester

2012

Scope – Soup Lab, Norwich

Wysing Young Artists, Changing Space Pop Up Gallery, Cambridge

Editions

2017 – SWAP Editions – Edition No.1 AD HOC

2015 – Ambergris editions – Wysing Studio Artists Kitchen Foil Print Portfolio

Residencies/Projects

April 2016 – Present – Circuit Cambridge – Kettles Yard & Wysing Arts Centre

August 2014 – January 2015 – Graduate Residency, Airspace Gallery, Stoke-On-Trent

July – September 2012 – Wysing Young Artists in Residence – Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge

Press

Interview – Axisweb Artist of the Month, March 2017: Naomi Harwin