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Charlotte Dunn

Artist

About me

I am an artist who loves to draw! In my practice I aim to question and transform traditions that form the way we analyse and comprehend our environment. I have in the past concentrated on the idea of manipulating the idea of our historical quest for knowledge.
I look at manipulating scientific and natural history artefacts and locations, transforming their context through methods of presentation. The power that tools of presentation have to alter the context of a subject inspires me to transform objects, so that they have the effect of deceiving the viewer, looking at individual perception and what knowledge we gather from informative presentation. 

Drawing is an essential medium within my practice. Methods of scientific illustration create a foundation for me to distort, commenting upon their purpose to educate. The illustrative quality that underlies my work, takes references from formal methods used within scientific illustration, adopting highly accurate techniques of drawing. Meticulously intricate studies remain my current focus and I currently work on creating very detailed studies of animals, looking at the movement of the skin and fur and the patterns in which this creates.