Kelsey Cruz-Martin

STATEMENT

I am a multidisciplinary artist currently working with sound, screen printing and text. I am interested in the juxtaposition of certain dualities such as: control/surrender, balance/imbalance, freedom/limitation, sense/nonsense and private/public. I observe how these dualities filter into everyday situations and environments and their resulting impact in terms of how we feel, think and act.

My current work is predominantly based around our relationship with language and the transition from written (visual) to oral (audio). I challenge the familiarity of language using self-imposed limitations, structures and systems while employing the use of anagrams, syntactical restructure, repetition and code. Breaking down common interpretations of language while simultaneously creating new meaning.