"For me painting is creating a fantastical transformative space. I work with interests in illusion, the banal, ideas about story telling, layering imagery, linear forms, machine motion and colour with the ultimate aim to feel refreshed by the paintings. The back and forth throughout working on the painting is akin to instinctual drawing revealing human instincts. I enjoy making these vivid high energy paintings and hope these feelings of being taken by the work into this escapism, becomes the meaning in the work. Influenced by surreal artists, I welcome impulsive atmospheric imagery, creating fantastical fanciful images in-between fairy tales like and real life apocalyptic disillusion. Using painting as a medium I do feel connected to deeply routed traditional ways of working, the activity of painting becomes a challenge in how to execute a wild fortuitous image as I treat each painting as an individual journey which welcomes this variation between the works rather than repetition. Structures have movement like kinetic contraptions that pivot and support with elements that interact as though animated like mechanics. Moulding mechanic and organic the painting becomes like a game of slipping in-between different imagery which falsifies any certainty allowing the viewer to move into the abstract escapist space that the paintings inhabit. For me paintings are clips of our own realities, malformed through our filters of experience drawing in from references. My works come from the perspective that everything is imagined before it is real, so this exercise of imagination tells this story."
Suzy was born in Huddersfield 1992, and got her BFA at The Slade School of Fine Art (2014). Recent Solo exhibitions include: 3XThree Works Gallery Scarborough (2018), ‘Paradise Noise’ with Milkk Collective at Spanish City Newcastle (2018). Group shows include; ‘Modern Finance’ at Thames-side Studios London, curated by Howard Dyke and Playpaint, ‘28th September 1980’ at Asylum Studios Suffolk (2018), curated by Thom Trojanowski, ‘La Dia Blesse’ at Tramps Gallery London (2018) Curated by Simone Kennedy Doig and ‘If it bends its funny, if it breaks its not funny…’ at Bosse & Baum London (2016) Curated by Miroslav Pomichal and Ana Melinkovich. Suzy has curated group exhibitions, ‘Dik Piks’ (2017) and ‘My Head is round so my thoughts can change direction’ as well as lead ‘Painting Programme’ Series of exhibitions curated by painters at Assembly House (2017), Leeds UK. Suzy has been shortlisted for The Ingram Collection YCT and has been Saatchi Art Artist to Invest In 2014 and is featured in Turps Magazine Issue 21 'Suzy Babington Paints!' And Art Maze Magazine Issue 17.