AboutRugina Mukid and Marianna Pulford graduated from Central Saint Martins this year. They have been working together under the collaborative name â(Un)tied' since 2006. They are fascinated by the nature of collaboration, which is evident in the construction of their installations that use architectural features and wool. This vital concern also translates into their performance work, using bodily reaction and movement as a method for creating infinite shapes and abstractions. Both in their own practices and collaboration, they seek to question and challenge the limitations of what constitutes drawing, painting or sculpture, but do not seek to clarify the blurred boundaries between each medium.
Rugina's practice concerns seemingly insignificant everyday scenes; the rituals that fill our thoughts become fundamental parts of the human condition. These personal situations are her every day, and therefore her vision. Capturing the world as she sees it, regardless of achieving a âcorrect' technique or perspective, gives her work an impression of her memory, which is associative, selective, and unreliable. Rugina is drawn to the in-between space that art occupies. The work grants itself permission to exist in the experience of the viewer, which often exposes the fragility of meaning through language. This tension of joining a known with the unknown is a vital part of her practice.
Marianna's practice looks at exaggerating and transforming the physical properties of both readymade and organic objects. Through a combination of sculpture and photography, she seeks to explore her fascination with the precious few seconds of the seeing and the understanding. She is interested in colour intervention and the potential to utilise unconventional materials that have the ability to cover, enhance and animate. Objects and shapes are closely observed, in an attempt to celebrate their beauty through the consequences of her intervention. Formal aspects such as light, shadow, and colour are questioned in their mediated state, inviting the viewer to take part in a game of visual perception. Central to Marianna's practice is a continuing desire to make the seemingly unremarkable, remarkable.
Selected group shows
2008 âBetween the lines', Departure, Limehouse, London
2008 â(Un)tied in the window', Window Gallery, London
2008 âCollab', Bank Station, London
2008 âCSM Degree Show', Central Saint Martins, London
2008 âSoHo', performance, Window Gallery, London
2008 âPerformance collective', ensemble performance, Soho, London
2006 âWoollen Interventions', Trinity Buoy Wharf, Canning Town, London
2005 âFoundation Exhibition', Back Hill, Farringdon, London