Susan Eyre’s practice explores idealistic fantasies set against an urban reality.

She draws on cultural references and contemporary situations to construct landscapes that appear familiar yet are inauthentic, mixing fantasy with the mundane.

Artifice and a dislocation from the natural world are key themes in her work. Through examining the experience of the natural world within an urban environment a fragmented and synthetic experience is revealed and the relationship between the physical and spiritual experience of nature can be questioned. From this context she looks at the universal desire to create a place of beauty and harmony and how these desires feed into ideas of paradise. Her interests are in everyday experiences where aspirations override actuality to reveal underlying dreams.

 

Susan Eyre works with various printing techniques, mixed media and textiles and has her own method of fusing synthetic and natural fibres to create contrasting and incised surface textures.