Sarah Pooley

Sarah Pooleys recent works focus on her naive style of painting. On the Edge and Looking Out continue on from a study of consumerist social space Read more –>

Sarah Pooley – BA – ARU – Born 1978 UK

On the Edge and Looking Out continue on from a study of consumerist social space and technology but instead of a simulated space now the space is natural and its the human element which is acting as the technology. For the human technology acts as both positive and negative on our surroundings.

Pooley is a contemporary painter who lives in St.Ives, Cambridgeshire. She has spent many years working in promotion, merchandising and window display.

My  love of painting started in my mid twenties when in 2005 I studied with the Open College of the Arts. Studies led to complete a BA in Fine Art at the Cambridge School of Art in 2015.

My work focuses on paintings, which can be seen as a study of experience through the exploration of social spaces and their use of industrialised technology.

Architecture series
The creation of consumerist social space deliberately aims to manipulate experience and affect visitors through the use of architecture, elaborate interior design and artificial lighting; technology is increasingly present within these social spaces. The subject matter although based on social spaces, consists of depicting themed parks, elaborate restaurants and theatre stage sets.

Consumerist brands are completely awe inspiring with their ” anything goes attitude” to the parks or other worlds they create. Huge set designs that push the boundaries of technology to engulf the viewer into the world that they have created for them to enjoy. Pooley’s work depicts this as a simulation of an experience and socialisation.

Batchelor of Arts Cambridge School of Art. – BA (Hons) & ARU