Caragh Savage lives and works in London, UK.
MA Drawing - Wimbledon UAL, 2016.
BA (Hons) Fine Art - UCA Farnham, 1994.
Drawing and sculpture form the basis of my work. Taking the portrait as a starting point for my research, I have been looking at the transition between, or dissolution of, subject to object - in particular, the point at which the two converge. I have been investigating the idea of the documented face, the collected face, face as specimen and face as artefact, examining the degrees of difference between identification and identity. Material resonance and manipulation are fundamental to my practice: charcoal powder or chalk dust, wax, plaster, smudges, erasure, inadvertent marks, traces and evidence of making. Through this approach, I hope to capture the essential elements that might describe something more than just surface appearance, and go some way towards describing the activity of looking, perception and memory. In this way, it is a study of our understanding of existence.