Abi Freckleton lives & works in Hertfordshire and London. She studied BA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art, has held residencies at the University of Hertfordshire and Eastcheap Projects and is currently a fellow at Digswell Arts Trust. Her work has been shown in galleries across the UK, including Kingsgate Project Space, Turf Projects, Broadway Gallery, MK Gallery, The NewBridge Project and Exeter Phoenix Gallery. Her solo show curated by Kristian Day launches at Q&C Gallery in Cambridge on 9th June, running until 14th July 2023.
My works are made of fragments. Fragments of matter, of stuff, of objects, of images, of encounters. Fragments of moments. By gathering material, splitting it apart and putting it back together (or letting it put itself back together), I am trying to create a kind of temporal monument. A monument to a time - an event in time, but also a monument to time itself.
I use processes of chemical transformation and physical breakdown to reveal hidden properties inside my found and foraged materials. The remnant surfaces, shards, fluids and powders are then aggregated and allowed to flux, flow and fix in the kiln. The sculptures that emerge sit somewhere between human-made and natural accident - not-quite objects, but no longer raw matter. Like all things they are coagulations in progress, always already about to be made again.
Echos from a muddy puddle
selected sections from my dissertation