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Artist Statement

Sammi Fletcher's research investigates the traumatized female gaze through process-based media. Exploring concepts of memory through figuration, figures unearthed like forgotten memories, or vanished entirely. She works to investigate the intervening spaces, the void caused by questions of identity, trauma, and societal values. Her luminous paintings evoke unease through gesture and often violent treatment of surface.

Sammi works predominately in oil paint and print, incorporating the space between works as part of the narrative,  blurring the lines between painting and installation.

 Research plays a large part within her deeply considered practice. She revels in materiality of surface, paint and colour to drive narrative. Each element of her work holds significance, from surface to direction of line, from brush to the medium employed. She uses palette as signifier in all she does.

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Sammi Fletcher (b. 1972), lives and works in Gloucestershire. She is currently studying for her MA at the University of Gloucestershire after achieving a First Class in her Fine Art BA(Hons). As a disabled, queer parent, she strives to help and inspire others. Recent exhibitions include Temporal Glimpses of the Self, Facets and Echoes, and the D31 Autumn exhibition. Her research deeply explores experiences of the feminine in today's society, drawing from a wide range of contemporary writers and artists to build as broad a picture as possible. She has recently been involved in community projects in Gloucester and locally. 

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