Skint Bitch by Connor Coulston

Skint Bitch is the first in a series of works produced by Coulston that explores self-portraiture and where he has used his face as a tool to add an emotional signature to his work. Inspired by the figurine ‘Felicity Frog by Leonardo’ the sculpture captures Coulston’s emotions at the time of making.


Connor Coulston Sculptures

Oldham-born Connor Coulston is an artist whose practice is defined by the ongoing conversation between his self-deprecating sense of humour, wild imagination and the materiality of clay. The majority of Coulston’s work is a result of a fascination for the kitsch ceramic ornaments that you would usually find in a charity shop or that have adorned his grandmother’s fireplace. He subverts these often mundane pieces through a rigorous questioning of their legacy and hidden narrative whilst focusing on personal issues such as depression, queer identity and his grandmother's love for right-wing politicians. Coulston uses his humour as a tool to create surreal and kitsch sculptures, lulling his audience into a false sense of security before the works' sinister undertones are revealed. Graduated from his MA at the Royal College of Art in 2017. Recent achievements include being selected as one of fifty artists commissioned from Sky Arts to explore what it means to be British post Brexit Winner of the Ingram Prize 2020 and runner-up at the 2021 BCB AWARD

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