Erin Newell is an artist living and working in London, England. Her work encompasses video and mixed media in installations, and web-based projects that expand into a physical space.
The work is conceptually based whilst being emotionally charged. She overlaps layers of narrative to create complex open-ended works.
Erin is interested in how our perception shifts based on our understanding and breakdown of mental constructs.
In her work she uses a symbolic language and a documentary approach to explore the facets of representation.
She is interested in generational links, and has used members of her family in the work, exploring the similarities and disconnectedness that exist in relationships that have extended over time.
Newell wants to think anti-habitually, casting a different look at past experiences in order to transform them into something newly relevant.
Erin Newell has recently completed two commissions, an interactive installation occupying a virtual and a physical presence for the National Media Museum's Open Source exhibition, and a non-linear narrative web-based project for Art at the Centre. Erin graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010. She was shortlisted for the 2011 Open Prize for video painting and recently exhibited at Eastern Bloc Centre for New Media & Interdisciplinary Art, Montreal and Tyneside Cinema, New Castle.