Frances Stanfield. www.francesstanfield.com
Frances studied Illustration at University College Falmouth after her Foundation Degree at Portsmouth University. She has since completed The Drawing Intensive Scholarship with The Royal Drawing School and currently works as a Restoration Artist alongside maintaining her own practice. Frances intends to intrigue and provoke conversations within and beyond the exhibition space with her work, playing with the presentation of imagery made for public consumption.
She has most recently exhibited her work in solo show "Porn on Pause" at Lewisham Arthouse, a group printmaker’s exhibition at Mercer Chance Gallery Hoxton, and exhibited, promoted and curated a successful two-woman exhibition at Mother Studios in Hackney Wick.
"'Porn on Pause' has led me to thinking about the wider picture of intimacy and the online - how people choose to connect with others through alternate realities and the effect of this on tangible relationships and our sense of self. Does it disconnect us from our day to day relationships? Does it offer freedom to further individual exploration? Does it distort ideas of intimacy or enhance and intensify that which is already felt?"