Rebecca Spooner completed an MA in Fine Art at the University of Wales Cardiff in 2004.
Her moving image installations are created using 'lo-fi technology’ such as Polaroid photography, slide projections, Super 8 and 16mm film. Her work explores the romanticism of nature, in particular the representation of women, wild animals and landscape.
Rebecca has exhibited widely in Wales, including Newport Museum in 2006 as part of the Cywaith Cyrmu ‘Good Ideas’ residency programme, Oriel Mostyn, Oriel Davies, Mission Gallery, Oriel Sycharth at Glyndŵr University and a solo show, The White Stag at g39, Cardiff in 2008.
Rebecca is based in Crickhowell, Powys.
Painting with Light
Interest in the early twentieth century British painters has led Rebecca to take a painterly and romantic approach to the depiction of landscape in her films.
It is through a multi-layered approach and the influence of rich artistic and poetic associations that her work invites a personal and instinctive response.
Over the course of a year Rebecca will examine a fascination with the powerful connections between painting and filmmaking. For the first time, Rebecca will develop paintings and drawings alongside her films, exploring colour, tone, light, form and composition.
Her most insistent question is how an audience can experience her films on a similar level to paintings? She will also carry out extensive art history research into British landscape painting and artist film, with a focus on romantic traditions.
Responding to a growing interest in artists’ moving image work in Wales, Rebecca’s work will encourage and support galleries to consider how they can present artists’ film in imaginative ways and how they can offer their audiences an intimate and rich experience.
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