Francis Madders & Tom Doubtfire – For Your Scattered Interests

Francis Madders & Tom Doubtfire - For Your Scattered Interests
Francis Madders & Tom Doubtfire – For Your Scattered Interests


Venue: The Trophy Room Liverpool L8 5SD
Dates: 01/02/2017 - 07/02/2017
Times: All Day


Francis Madders & Tom Doubtfire – For Your Scattered Interests

Francis Madders & Tom Doubtfire – ‘For Your Scattered Interests’
PV 01.02.17 – 18:30 – 20:30
02.02.17 – 07.02.17

House Doubles is the first project within The Trophy Room, where a practicing artist is paired with a student from Liverpool John Moores University.

There will be two shows this February:
Francis Madders & Tom Doubtfire: 02.02.17 – 07.02.17
PV 01.02.17 18:00 – 20:30
Pippa Eason & Ellie Hoskins: 16.02.17 – 21.02.17.
PV 15.02.17 18:00 – 20:30

Statements:

Francis Madders

My practice demonstrates an intuitional exploration of materials, textures and objects. A definite concern with producing work with strong formal qualities is evident, yet somewhat mottled by an instinct to expand and search for extravagance all too regularly.

All my works are hand-made, though degrees of scruffiness and slickness do vary, showing the mood of direction I take now and again.

Working from a hoard of things kept and collected, the production of my own sculptural objects can be achieved and always continued. Fighting on a daily basis, undecided on what ‘beginnings of pieces’ I should approach and attempt to develop, allows for a constant air of distraction within my studio. This followed by casual decision-making leads to something which in all truth could be seen as idle. However, an obsession with resourcefulness, frugality and ‘making’ does over-power and allow for works to come to fruition.

https://francismadders.com/

Tom Doubtfire

Currently studying in John Moore’s doing a Fine Art degree, my practise is always shifting and continues to change and develop. However, one thing I have always been aware of and excited by is work that, in some way, allows for audience interaction.
Continuing on with my research into anamorphic art and the origins of linear perspective, I aim to explore the space in which a piece of art work encompasses and challenge the audience’s perspective. Through a more abstract and playful route, I want to invite the audience to interact with two-dimensional pieces and transform them into three-dimensional sculptures