Mandy Gamsu

Mandy Gamsu’s work is about the pleasure of communication and expression. It is about play, humour, the awkward and the abject. It comes from an awareness of the chaos, trauma, embarrassment and hysterical ecstasy of our existence, combined with a refusal to make literal depictions.

‘I want to hold you tight’, 2019. Wire, plaster, scrim. Acrylic paint on magazine paper. Acrylic paint on papier-mache. 

Mandy is interested in exploring different materials and curatorial decisions, creating interactions and conversations between pieces of work and the viewer. She is intrigued by the way the work and the viewer come together, and how both are transformed by this process, however brief.

She makes interventions with sculpture, ceramics, paintings and prints.