BA (Hons) Fine Art
Selected for High House Residency 2020
By embracing the creative process and the act of spontaneity, Sammy Tapp’s practice focuses on the experience of making, creating playful explorations into what is expected to be seen of the world, through a juxtaposition of imagination with reality. In acknowledging this process through the notion of not knowing, Tapp’s choice of materials transforms the reality of experience through the development of paintings that refer to, and against, the traditions of the medium.
Tapp uses painting to act as a process of joyful experimentation into the balance between the application of paint and the interaction of specific colour choices. This process encourages an organic unfolding of works which each develop from and are informed by the last, creating a direct relationship between life and the experience of making. While experiences of life subconsciously feed into her paintings, the resulting imagined spaces also present the possibility of life colliding with the opportunities the process of painting provides.