Ashley Alldread

Approaching the work into the exploration of the predominant subjects, Spirituality and Bondage. These consist of subtopics; Alter-mind/Body-space, levels of consciousness, After-life and Time. Attempting to co-exist Spirituality and Bondage, spirituality being a “thing”, that has a fluidity of space-time. Also connecting to the subtopics above, holding a type of channelling of
connections, towards other-worldly scenarios, fetishes, ancient and contemporary tribal artefacts, artworks, architecture, and ceremonies. Bondage can be used as a form of restraint, of the physical body in a philosophical and somatosensory way. By this I mean, how our “spirit” is
simultaneously trapped and liberated through the physical body. Also the pleasure/pain experienced through such acts I attempt to capture in my artwork. Working in multi-media allows the flexibility to adapt my mediums, to the subject in a complexity of ways. Mostly experimenting with digital photography, text works, and sculpture.

Ashley Alldread