Kayleigh Maimaran is a multidisciplinary artist based in Cork, Ireland. Her practice combines mediums such as 3D animation, sculptural elements and sound. She is interested in the connection between the subconscious mind and space, and how installation art can be used as a tool to draw attention to our inner world.
Her current work investigates the concept of a psychological space, which is the idea of an internal space formed by our feelings and is understood as something that is outside of the conceptual and physical level of space. She is visualising this invisible territory through an interactive mixed-media installation that plays with sensor-activated elements and reflective surfaces to allow the viewer to interact with the work and become part of the space. The interactive approach explores the relationship between the artwork and the viewer and creates an active setting where the different qualities of space such as depth, dynamic and surface can be explored.
She uses 3D video animation and multi-coloured acrylic sculptures that are inspired by the shapes and angles of the cityscape to create a blend of architectural elements and the indistinct nature of the feeling-space. Sound is used as an element to support the ambiguous tone of the work. As many parts of our subconsciousness remain unknown, her work can be seen as a playful approach to experiencing this space through visual and auditory encounters.
Kayleigh Maimaran is a multidisciplinary artist based in Cork, Ireland. Her practice combines mediums such as 3D animation, sculptural elements and sound. She graduated from the Crawford College of Art and Design with a BA in Fine Art in June 2021. Recently she won a Graduate Studio Residency at Sample – Studios and had her first solo exhibition Beyond Liminal in the Lord Mayor’s Pavilion in 2022. She is currently doing a three month On-Site residency at GlogauAIR, Berlin.