British Artist: Fru Kenworthy-Browne’ interest lies in what others choose to discard, prompting the title - Imperfect Beauty and the theme for her latest collection of artworks.
A first class graduate of London College of Communication in 2013, Fru’ work originates solely from found objects; the results hover between graphic design and fine art.
In this ongoing series, a huge, rescued collection of vintage matchbook covers have been painstakingly deconstructed, jumbled up and reconstructed, with short verbal compositions that play with interpretation. Rather than hide their origins as matchbook covers, Fru has reproduced them as vastly oversized, identifiable pieces. The colours and degradation through age and wear adds a richness of texture and tonality for each reassembled matchbook cover.
Fru explains that “enlarging these tiny collages through photography has allowed incredible detail to emerge, from paper irregularities, stains and creases to colour bleed on lettering and wispy frays on the edges. These elements have enhanced the beauty of unnoticed detail and obvious tattiness, which are two of the main inspiration instigators for this body of work.” Each reinvented matchbook has been edited pixel by pixel to reveal these imperfections, further enriched when exposed onto their stark white backgrounds.
Fru Kenworthy-Browne lives and works in London. Her multidisciplinary practice includes collage, printmaking, photography and stop motion filmmaking. The matchbook series is available in various sizes as limited edition prints.
Further information and other work can be found at: www.mausproductions.co.uk
To contact Fru directly email: firstname.lastname@example.org