Bex Ilsley is an artist based in Coventry.
Ilsley’s sculptural practice explores the nature of body and personality in virtual, physical, and psychological spaces using fantasy, performativity, objecthood and paradox as a lens through which to question the authenticity of these structures and its relationship to mental health. Ilsley aim’s to create depictions of the self and the Other which twist in and out of the real and the virtual, the artificial and the authentic, progressing through journeys of discovery, only to end up where they began.
For boom + bust, Bex Ilsley links ideas surrounding intergenerational mental health, economic uncertainty and AI (Artificial Intelligence) generated internet content. Ilsley questions where the responsibility lies for unresolved emotional trauma within familial structures, and what parallels can be drawn between market fluctuations, technological progress and collective anxiety.
boom + bust is hosted and curated by GOLDTAPPED and Mia CathCart.