Rebecca Ackroyd (b. 1987, Cheltenham) previously studied Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art.
Ackroyd’s work toys with the discipline of sculpture, as processes are dissected to their bare bones in a diverse language of making that questions relationships between drawing, abstraction and figuration.
Larger than life sculptures of legs, crudely made from chicken wire and plaster bandage, confront the viewer with their stark rawness. With crotches at head height they exude an air of confidence, emulating catwalk stances.
The overtly feminine collides with an abstract architecture as a way of bouncing the viewer between places. It hints an interaction or performative encounter whilst exploring a confusion of narratives that encourages clashes to occur between the works.
RA Schools graduate
Graduating year: 2015