Claire Luxton’s practice primarily involves working within the realms of photography, sculpture, and painting. Creating striking, large-scale works and installations, she is fascinated by the qualities and properties of the materials that she employs, and the way in which their physicality can occupy a given area. Often drawing inspiration from site-specific locations, Claire Luxton aims to powerfully alter and interact with particular spaces or environments.
As well as her practice being centered on the exploration of space, Claire Luxton’s photography and sculpture explore nature and the female form, examining both notions of strength and fragility. Using herself as a material, as well as flowers, water, ink, resin and perspex, her ‘sculptural floral narratives’ creates an intricate mix of transition, transformation and physicality. This in turn directly communicates with the rest of her practice, one informing the other, drawing form, from the nuances’ of aesthetic, energy and atmosphere.
On her practice, she says…
“I am constantly challenged and captivated by the way in which the materials and processes I use evolve differently through my practice and I relish the twists and turns in navigating these effects. The way I personally interact with my photography and sculpture, involves me being very physical, and often uncomfortable and it is this dynamic and energy that is key to the development of my practice.”