Trudie Wilson - Sculpture
Mild Steel, Wood.
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Trudie is a Derbyshire based artist. Graduating from Derby University with a BA hons in fine art in 2013, she has since gone on to develop and explore her practice, exhibiting in London and across the UK and selling work nationally and internationally.
Trudie’s work derives from her experiences surrounding mental health, which has been a constant in her life caring for her mother. Her current work demonstrates the adaption of life through the organic formations of plant life, identifying certain aspects of the plants growth to emulate her own existence in its purest form. A quote that resonates with her “perhaps the most beautiful paradox of all is how a human soul is heartbreakingly fragile and unbreakably strong at the same ” this evokes the language for her work and inspires her to capture the tensions and role reversal that go hand in hand with supporting a loved one with mental health illness.
In 2017 Trudie completed a level 1 city and guilds course in welding. A goal she had wanted to achieve for a long time. Trudie has always had a love for metal, she is fascinated by the way something so robust can be manipulated and made into something quite beautiful and delicate. In particular, she loves the diversity of how oxidisation manipulates the materials aesthetics, the semiotics in which the material is forever changing just like we do as humans making us vulnerable to life’s elements. Since finishing college Trudie has become fully immersed in her passion, and although still fairly new to this fabrication, she loves relishing and exploring this innovative world that captivates her art.
I was an exhibiting artist with Salon Contemporary Art in September 2019. My experice during this time was amazing. The curation, organisation and professionalism from Simon and Keith was excellent, they communicated with us regualry and put us at ease.
The exhibition itself was brilliant, I met many new lovely people some who have since gone on to collect my art.
I would absolutely exhibit with Salon Contemporary Arts again if I was fortunate enough for the opportunity.
5 out of 5 star rating - beyond excellent.