Michaela Hall’s practice is an explorative and playful one, her most recent practice is concerned with the contemporary sublime. This is explored across installation, painting, photography, collage and sculpture.
Michaela’s photography of everyday things that are stereotypically ‘tacky’ such as overworked shop windows, glitzy materials and bright lights at funfairs led her to extract and examine materials that she was drawn to from these photographs and work with them in different ways. Materials such as glitter, ribbon, and tinsel for example, have been crucial to her works so far.
These materials also help to build a picture of the D.I.Y approach of Michaela’s practice where she aims to use materials that challenge ‘taste’. She ultimately aims to create a fun and glitzy installation comprised of different elements that work together to make the space visually exciting.