British artist Oliver Beer recalls his background in both music and fine art to create works which explore the relationship between sound and space with a particular focus on voice and architecture. Beer's sound arrangements call into question the artist's own fascination with the emotional and sentimental value of physical objects and spaces. His works are participatory in the sense that the viewers presence becomes instrumental in seeking to explore how the human body experiences sound.Read More
Prior to attending the Ruskin School of Fine Art at the University of Oxford, Oliver Beer studied music at the Academy of Contemporary Music, an experience which has since shaped his artistic practice. His research into sound has resulted in intriguing performances that embody the relationships between sound space and other.
Beer's practice traverses a variety of media including installation, performance, film, and sculpture alongside his renowned sound works. Drawing on universally shared emotions and perceptions of the relationships between sound and space, Beer's works are at once intimate and all-inclusive.
Frances Hodgson | Ocula | 2017