‘For me, making art is an ongoing process of enquiry. I am interested in exploring what it means to be a person and how we are connected to each other. I am drawn to the borderlines between things: how thinking relates to the world of objects; how drawings intersect with physical space; the tension between representation and abstraction. I often refer to theories of psychological development in my investigation of these ideas.
I approach my practice with a spirit of experimentation, testing out and reflecting in a continual cycle. I hope that, through my art working, I can pose questions that other people can relate to – rather than present answers. I am interested in the idea of art as discourse, linking maker and viewer.
My current body of work explores the dialogue between thinking, drawing and ceramic practice. I am interested in vessels, both as containers and as metaphors for people and their emotions. I am also fascinated by the question ‘Does Art Think?’ and the relationship between Subject and Object, both philosophically and artistically.’
Lucy Gresley currently works as Research Fellow in Fine Art at the University of Gloucestershire.