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Untitled 2, 2019, photographic print
Untitled 3, 2019, photographic print
Amanda Ralph’s work is concerned with finding ‘readymade art’ within the everyday landscape around us. Ralph captures these artworks as still-life photographic images, intrigued by the juxtaposition of natural and manmade objects side by side. Through the discovery of these readymade artworks, the artist aims to ground the viewer in the present moment, as we are so often thinking about the future or dwelling on the past.
These photographic prints from Ralph’s series ‘Sky, Ground, Wall’ form part of a large-scale multimedia installation.
Amanda Ralph has been described as ‘The Poet of the Discarded’ by the late Beat Poet/Artist Adrian Henri in the mid 90’s – a phrase used extensively to describe Ralph’s work in numerous newspaper articles and magazines, including the Art Review. After graduating from Coventry Polytechnic with a BA in Fine Art, Ralph was a very active member of Arena Studios and from there averaged 2 solo and up to 4 group exhibitions per year – locally, nationally and internationally. She was awarded ‘Best New Visual Arts Talent’ in the Merseyside Arts and Entertainment Awards in 1995. 20 years later, Ralph has returned to her artistic roots after raising a family and diversifying her skills as a stylist and interior designer. It will be interesting to see what direction her art will take her on this exciting MA journey.
Hertfordshire Open 2020
This artwork was selected for the first Hertfordshire Open Exhibition. The exhibition online galleries are hosted between www.uharts.co.uk and www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk and will be launched in stages throughout April 2020.
Over 180 artists with links to Hertfordshire submitted their work to be part of the inaugural exhibition. Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the exhibition features 80 stunning works by the 50 selected artists, creating an exciting mix of work by established artists alongside emerging talent and first-time exhibitors.
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