Florence Mytum

Florence Mytum playfully explores the physical qualities of materials, questioning sensory hierarchies through investigating how we engage with and understand the world on a bodily level. She completed her MA at the Slade School of Fine Art in 2018, and BA at Wimbledon College of Art in 2015. Recent exhibitions include; Material Instincts at Kaleidoscope Gallery (2018), Girls Just Wanna Have Fun at Unit 3 Projects (2018) and 31 Celsius at ASC Gallery (2017). Florence was a recipient of the Eaton Fund's grant for artists, and has undertaken residencies at the Slade Summer School (2018) and the Griffin Gallery (2017). Florence has performed artist talks nationally, including at Kaleidoscope Gallery in Kent (2018) and Bloc Projects in Sheffield (2018).

Experimenting

My work usually begins with material investigation. I playfully explore the physical and aesthetic qualities of certain materials such as foam, polythene, rubber and yarn. Through accumulation and repetition, I remove their original functionality and reduce them to their physical essence. I’m currently playing with various different materials to work out exactly what I’m going …

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