Embraced by two limitless cosmos, the liminal being is never entirely apart, but not quite together. Just intrinsically entangled.
At the heart of Marta Feyles’ practice is an exploration of physical and psychological proximity and distance. Entanglements, also known as grovigli in her native Italian tongue, are a key device in her work through which she delves into concepts of geographic displacement, borders, perimeters and boundaries.
Using string, paper, film and found objects, Feyles creates intricate sculptures, drawings and mixed media installations that use her personal experiences as a starting point from which to explore notions of quantum entanglements and networkism. Drawing on her family life growing up in Italy and the literal, ‘uprooting’ that occurred when she moved to the UK, she enacts crafts and trades that are nested in memories of home, play, family and loss, as well as alluding to strict religious rites and symbolism from her Catholic upbringing, to invent ceremonies of creation that strive to overcome the physical impossibility of compressing time and geographical space. Marta describes the process as her own Ariadne’s thread; a game in which gaps, voids and liminalities become generative forces in themselves, manifesting in complex, votive, and intimate works.
B. 1995. Turin, Italy.
Lives and works in Penzance, Cornwall, UK.
2022 BA (Hons) Drawing, Falmouth University
2020 BTEC Higher National Diploma, Art and Design, Penwith College
2019 BTEC Higher National Certificate, Art and Design, Penwith College
2018 Access to Higher Education Diploma, Creative Arts, Penwith College
2014 High School Diploma, Science and Sport, N. Bobbio, Carignano, Italy
2022 Degree show, Falmouth University
2019 Lost Again, Circa 21, Penzance
2018 Blue Life, Redwing Gallery, Penzance
2018, 2019, 2020 Summer showcase, Penwith College
2022 Graduate Start-Up programme, Cultivator Cornwall