Sarah R Key
Sarah’s work is rooted in the anthropomorphic tendencies of childhood imagination.
This, combined with darker narrative wanderings and filmic recollections, develops through a more complex adult response to the world.
The animals are trying to communicate something that is at once serious and nonsensical: they become metaphors through which to explore memories, fantasies and fears.
Using the power of suggestion and the spatial and material ambiguities of painting, the work often places it’s inhabitants in an environment that is as formal (in terms of painting) as it is dreamlike or nightmarish: In this sense the work attempts to hold a line somewhere between the darker shades of the subject matter whilst retaining some playful qualities.