Chantal Powell creates objects and installations that powerfully and intimately explore the universal emotions that connect us.
Chantal Powell creates sculptural objects and installations that powerfully and intimately explore the universal emotions that connect us.
Responding to objects and spaces as her starting point, she seeks to understand and manipulate the inherent vocabulary of her chosen materials. Using this visual language she creates seductive objects that cross the boundary between reality and imagination.
Often carrying an aesthetic of wonder and the theatric, Chantal plays with the idea of discovery and secrets encouraging the viewer to place their own hidden stories inside her imaginary realm.
Chantal Powell lives and works in Southampton, Hampshire. A PhD focusing on the psychology of human relationships informs her work as an artist. Chantal's work has been featured on the cover of a-n magazine. She has exhibited throughout the UK and internationally, notably at the 53rd and 54th Venice Biennales.