Ann Marie Webb: Dancing with the Semi-Gods
Through paint Ann Marie describes opposing actions that play against each other to describe space that both dislocates and locates.
The landscape is used as a tool to explore a sense of belonging, she sees it not just as a geographical study but as a layered field of activity. Stratified by human presence, Ann Marie searches to find interactions that become a vital part of self-identity. What borders us, plus the boundaries we create can locate and also dislocate us.
Using paint Ann Marie explores the act of creating spaces. She searches for form through the contrast of materials and the ways of mark making. Her work becomes sculptural by abandoning the traditional frame. Merging spaces and fusing them together, the image becomes an active area of exchange.
Ann Marie Webb completed an MFA in Painting at NCAD, and BA in Visual Arts Practice IADT Dublin. Winner of the Peter O’Kane award-RDS, Ann Marie was also shortlisted for the Most Promising Graduate award,Talbot Gallery, 2011. Solo shows include, Pallas Studios, Dublin, Dun Laoghaire Art Gallery 2016 and Cavanacor Gallery Lifford N. Ireland. Collections include OPW and Europe and America. Most recently her work has been featured by Saatchi Art and secured representation with Artpistol, Glasgow.