The skin is a vital organ, a surface organ affecting all aspects of human relationships and related to pleasure, particularly through touch. However psychological factors determined by personality, stress and social environment can manifest observable changes in the skin, reflecting the complex unconscious dimension of the psyche to reveal what the French philosopher and scientist Dagognet called 'inside the outside'.
As a surface for self-expression, this permeable membrane is both resilient and fragile. Skin can be embellished through cosmetic and other aesthetic procedures to express how we feel about ourselves, but it can also be damaged or disfigured reflecting deep disorder.
The work for this exhibition engages with the idea of the skin as an interface between an inner and outer world and presents an exploration into the skin not only as a site of tactile engagement with reparative and healing possibilities, but also as one of conflict.