Rachel Magdeburg

Name: Rachel Magdeburg

I am an artist and PhD candidate at the University of Wolverhampton, addressing the concept of the Anthropocene through art-based practice in contemporary painting.

As a consumer, producer and waster I feel it is important for me as an artist to not only think about how I make artwork and what it is, but how art becomes exhibited, marketed, circulated and exchanged.

The materials I use are important. Recently I have adopted a more intimate, tactile, sensitive mode of painting of everyday objects and how these local effigies connect globally and how painting itself can possess some element of agency.

Delving into art of the past and speculating on future art practice is a common endeavour and one that feels fitting to the Anthropocene and its entanglements in temporality.