The Art House, Wakefield: INTERNAL Exhibition in the Tiled Gallery Until 25 May

Artist Andy Singleton creates a breathtaking and magnificent look at the complex networks of the human body through intricate paper cuttings and paper sculpture. The artist delves beneath the skin to reveal the beauty and mystery of our internal world.

Visitors to the INTERNAL exhibition will be immediately greeted by Singleton’s powerful, hanging, site-specific installation, which includes hand-drawn illustrations and projections.

Using delicate pieces of cut paper, suspended in the beautiful setting of the Tiled Gallery, Singleton’s three-dimensional forms invite us to examine the internal complexity of the human body. The work considers the idea that beneath our skin are the interconnected networks that give life to flesh. He draws on the themes that these networks sit between our physical bodies and our conscious minds – and somewhere within all of this complex matrix sit the things that make us who we are as people.

Photograph by Emily Ryalls. The artist installiing.

The artist often investigates the natural and man-made world through his impressive manipulation of paper to create intricate sculptures, scaled up as moving and powerful large-scale installations. Singleton’s manual work requires patience, attention to detail and imagination. For INTERNAL, viewers are invited to walk amongst the suspended installation, whilst being accompanied by slow-moving projections and a musical score created by composer Allan Stelmach – which further adds to the beauty and contemplative nature of this incredibly impactful work.

The development of INTERNAL was supported with a Culture Grant by Wakefield Council as part of Our Year – Wakefield District 2024. Earlier this year, Singleton first presented the work over 10 days in the industrial setting of Tileyard North, Wakefield. As a result of the overwhelming response and popular demand, The Art House is delighted to be supporting the artist to bring this project back for more audiences to experience the incredible work.

Photography courtesy of the artist.

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