'Life Beyond' presents a new series of works by English-born and Siem Reap-based sculptor, print maker and painter, Sasha Constable. Featuring linocuts, installation works, documentation and large scale paintings for the first time, this exhibition signals an exciting extension to her practice which operates at the juncture of fine art, education, and community.
Through investigating the possibility of communicating personal stories using simple visual language, 'Life Beyond' underlines the complex and residual experiences of those who have been affected by landmines. Addressing what for many in rural areas is a fact of life this work honours the resilience of those who have survived and the efforts of those who successfully work towards this end: in doing so, it gives the viewer an even display of the hardships suffered and lives regained.
These works are informed by over 10 years of living and working in Cambodia, during which time, Constable has been significantly involved in the promotion of Peace Art. This particular series is the result of her visits to heavily mined areas with demining organisations, 'The HALO Trust' in 2008 and the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) in 2009 where she met people living on mined and cleared land, survivors and beneficiaries, de-miners, and members of the far reaching network involved in mine action.
Sasha Constable was born in the UK and graduated from Wimbledon School of Art, London in 1992 with a degree in Sculpture. At this time she was also working with the lino and woodcut method of block print making. She went on to complete at Postgraduate diploma in teaching Art and Design in 1997 in Oxford.
She has exhibited in over forty group exhibitions in the UK, U.S.A, Cambodia and Thailand and had eight solo shows. Her work is in private collections worldwide and she has completed numerous commissions in sculpture, public monuments, printmaking and mural painting.
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