denise webber

Denise Webber (b1958 Leicestershire UK) is a British artist whose work spans video, drawing and photography. She spent her early years in Ammochostos in Cyprus, until the outbreak of war, when she and her family were evacuated under shell bombardment on the last British convoy to leave the city in July 1974.

Her work has featured internationally in exhibitions at Tate Modern London, Moderna Museet Stockholm and the Museum of Contemporary Art Melbourne and is represented in the Arts Council England Collection and the Tate Archive.

She became known in the early 2000s for her video animation Clay (1998) in which she repositions the 19th century still photographs of Eadweard Muybridge. Focusing in on revelatory details, particularly of Muybridge's images of women, she restores humanity and natural emancipation to his subjects in a mood of celebration.

Her ongoing series Woman Drawing, which she started in the 1980s, employs a variety of media, including drawing and early photographic techniques, to expand the simple idea of representing a naked woman as both subject and author, thus reclaiming the body and returning into the woman's hands her creative authorship, action and power.

Denise has lectured at the University of East London and at London Metropolitan University, and worked as a freelance editor. She lives and works in London and the south-west coast UK.

Image: Denise Webber c1960, Famagusta

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