Nate Chipchase

Contemporary Art and Illustration BA(Hons)

This year I have been using installations to show a time in my life I felt my mental state was at its worst: my adolescence. Reminiscing back to the room I spent most my time and investigating how my experiences shaped me into the person I am. My exhibition has become a spotlight on my room, created with found objects and furnishings to replicate the place I grew up in.

The work is autobiographical, visualising my inner dialogue for an audience, in order to heal my inner child. I am inspired by nature and its symbolism of growth, philosophy branching into neuroscience, the subconscious and trauma response. I work in a range of materials from oil painting to ceramics, focusing on watercolour illustrations, concept art and abstract acrylic pieces.

I would like to show my work publicly in group projects, installations, and sculptures, alternately furthering my experience in print finishing and graphic design.