Ashley Sheekey is an artist living and working in Brighton, UK.
Site designed in collaboration with Chris Corby
My current research and practice consider the way we engage with and understand our experience of public space.
Rather than endlessly speeding forwards through the spaces of our super–modern1 society — transient and unaffected — I am interested in the moments where we strive towards a more fulfilling experience of place, slowing down and taking notice, questioning the rules at play and the means by which these are enforced.
Through a visual practice grounded in drawing I depict scenarios that, while imagined, make direct reference to my surroundings and components of place that seem significant. The resulting works provide a different viewpoint, one where these components of place are in focus as opposed to existing subtly, largely unnoticed. From this perspective we can question the prevalence of these elements of place and their relation to individual liberty.
Site designed in collaboration with Chris Corby.