Aimée Magee the artist is a member of an exciting scene of painters, sculptors and videographers emerging in Belfast.
Working across multimedia platforms, her versatile work explores an array of historical and political themes, encompassing personal experiences and views gained. A constant conversation takes place between the ephemeral and the timeless, creating new perspectives and considerations of general social and structuralist ideologies.
I am interested in invested objects, with an emotional importance that outweighs their material value. I am fascinated by reproductive processes and the profound need to revisit a past idea or the need for repetition, structure and the idea of a second chance through trial and error. I am originally from Northern Ireland and my work questions the concept of nationality, politics and socialist structures. I aim to produce works which create an immersive experience for the viewer; interactive even without physical interaction.
Catherine Aimée Magee (Aimée)
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In my practice I strive to transform the mundane every day into the exciting, intriguing and absurd.
I am interested in invested objects, things which are imbued with an emotional importance that outweighs their material value. I enjoy breathing new life into old imagery and ephemera.
I love to juxtapose imagery and create entirely new abstract narratives which provoke an intellectual effort within the viewer.
My obsession with imagery and the meaning it holds extends to the process and craft of how the image is made. I am fascinated by reproductive processes and the profound need to revisit a past idea or the need for repetition, structure, the idea of a second chance through trial and error.
My films and performances echo this by playing with the idea of the artist representing a paranormal figure, with a charged and relationship with their immediate surroundings, eventually extending to the greater, physical world.
Prominence is also placed on ceremonial ritualism and divination. I am originally from Northern Ireland and conveying a general scrutiny to society and national self-understanding, my work can take a twist which questions the way nationality is often practised. My most recent work deals with the instability in political symbolism and the hidden undercurrents in socialist structures.
Throughout my work a deep-rooted utopian desire is present. -We all want to change the world, the best way to do this is by changing general consciousness and therefore perspectives on a personal level.
Through use of digital media, sculpture and print, I aim to produce works which create an immersive experience for the viewer; interactive even without physical interaction.
2013-2016 - University of the Arts London: Wimbledon College of the Arts, London, UK – BA(Hons) Fine Art: Sculpture – Upper Second Class Honours
2015 - Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna, Austria – Erasmus
Studies, BA(Hons) Art and Digital Media, - Excellence
2012-2013 - University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland - Bdes(Hons) Foundation diploma in Art and Design for specialist degrees, with commendation. - Distinction
2016 – Tout Quarry Sculpture Park, Portland Limestone Quarry, Portland, UK
2013 - Belfast Print Workshop Annual Student Exhibition in Contemporary Printmaking at University of Ulster - Belfast Print Workshop, Belfast, UK.
2014 - Five - Platform Arts, Belfast, UK
2015 – Donnerstag – Ve.Sch, Vienna, Austria
2015 – Dribble Drive Motion – MASC Foundation, Vienna, Austria
2015 - Pancakes and Booze – Studio Spaces E1, London, UK
2016 - It’s a Pleasure – Greyhound Gallery, London, UK
2016 – Here She Comes (performance with Marvin Gaye Chetwynd) – Royal Festival Hall, London, UK
2016 – Find the Start – Copeland Gallery, Peckham, London, UK
2016 – Sculpture Degree Show: Credulous Liturgy – Wimbledon College of Art, London, UK
2017 – Clyde & Co. Art Award – St. Botolph Building, London, UK
2017 - Proximity - Pollen Studios Group Exhibition - Platform Arts, Belfast, UK
2016 – Orbis Art Prize, London, UK
2017 - GAMMA Young Artist Competition, global