Mandy Wax is a contemporary visual artist who lives and works in East Sussex. Her dynamic wall hung pieces and haunting installations are made using a variety of art forms including painting, collage, photography and textiles. Her style of working reflects her background in philosophy and psychoanalysis and her pieces are often the result of research and observations into the human psyche.
Most recently Mandy is concerned with how traces of the past can haunt the present and how buried matter or forces can emerge and affect our lives and relationships. She is especially interested in the practice of repetition and how the experiences from one time and place are passed on to another. Her work invites questions about transforming personal narrative and challenges ideas of truth through the act of selection, creation and re-creation.
Mandy is self-taught and was selected for an exhibition at the Morley Gallery in London in 2014 and has since exhibited in both group and selected exhibitions. She curated an exhibition in London in 2017 called ‘Transgender, Gender & Psychoanalysis’ that coincided with a conference of the same name at the Freud Museum. Alongside her art practice Mandy also works as a psychotherapist in private practice.