Milly Peck is a British artist working across painting, sculpture and installation. Working at the slip between two and three-dimensions, Peck uses a modest colour palette creating cartoonish imagery to depict slapstick yet mundane scenes, drawn from the everyday and domestic environment. The scenes she creates are often cropped into a smaller, more considered view points to create a sense of staged liveness similar to a theatrical set.
In recent works, she draws from “Foley” (sound effects that are added to films and other media postproduction) as a process for exploring the reproduction of the minute detail of everyday life and for the architectural qualities of the Foley-studio, where the Foley process takes place.
Peck’s work is often site-specific, responding to existing architectural features whilst negotiating the demands of a location, working in human scale to evoke use. Although she creates imitations, her work poses the possibility of activity. She explores dramatic devices used within the theatrical genre of the farce, paying close attention to the importance of ‘off-stage action’ and drawing influence from stage directions and set design as well as the dialogue within plays.