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I’m a London based artist, working predominantly across painting, drawing and text. My works involve storytelling, memory and identity and often aim to portray and occasionally provoke an emotional response from my audience.
‘Julie’ 2016, is of a friend at a party. Usually bubbly, silly at times and somewhat eccentric, I wanted to explore the sides of her personality that are less public as I know her to also be an over-thinker, with quite a short temper. Emotion is crucial, and my portraits aim to tell a story or show a truth of someone that’s perhaps less obvious. Our vulnerabilities are very interesting to me, and I like to present these in a way that is considered yet considerate to my subject with the focus on the figure, using negative space as representational of “other”.
I explore how memories and present experiences of walking familiar routes create abstract paintings suggesting ambiguity relating to the landscape. Philosopher Merleau-Ponty suggests the body “is an intertwining of vision and movement” (1964a: 162) and the painting of a sensory experience “gives visible existence to what profane vision believes to be invisible” (1964b:62). Phenomenological events of walking are reiterated through the action and experience of painting, reflecting movement and achieved by fusing abstract and representational forms with vibrant colours, alluding to a sense of heightened awareness. Although acquainted with this environment since childhood, I constantly discover something different, resulting in a newfound joy and happiness for the everyday and home.
My name is Līga and I create classical canine portraits. My work is done in oils on canvas or panels offering traditional style paintings, and I take my inspiration and passion from the Old Dutch Masters, although my particular influences are the animal painters George Stubbs and Carl Reichert. I began painting animals while practicing historical painting techniques during my studies in Fine Art Conservation in Latvia, combining two things that I am passionate about – Old Master paintings and love for animals. I base my portraits on a study in detail of the subject and I build up the surface with many thinly applied layers of oil paint to develop depth, shape, colour and light. My aim is to discover and create portraits of every single dog breed.
I am a Polish artist living in England. I graduated from a visual advertising study with elements of art in Poland. I work at Waitrose as a store assistant, but in my free time I paint oil and acrylic paintings, and I also do drawing. My works have been exhibited in galleries. I love the color and the black outline that gives character to my artworks. In my works it shows reflection, the reality, dreaming, sometimes loneliness. I like to paint architecture, people.
I’m a multi-discipline creative, a collaborator in sonic and visual wonderment.
My work is about music, art, and life itself (but not necessarily in that order).
I’m a painter, photographer, and installation artist using traditional and contemporary media. I play a variety of instruments (synthesizers, drum machines, samplers, guitars), compose my own music, make music in bands, create audiovisual artworks, write poetry, but not all at once.
Video, spoken word installation
I’m a simple diarist, using paint and line to interpret compositions I find and observe in life. Most recently this has been in Cambridge, at night, where I’ve found a peace in isolation. Whether working in watercolor, oil, or ink, I try to embrace the serendipity that the medium brings, creating something new and unintended from something found.
Patrizia Vida’s art practice follows themes of self-perception/self-conception and other perceptual concepts. The work process spans across a range of technical disciplines and research areas. The focus of my practice is the representation of (humane) thoughts, feeling and emotions; by using (figure) portraiture and abstract symbolism to reveal a ‘human qualities’ narrative. The pivotal motivation that underpins my work is ontology and experience. In summary, I analyse a balance of contradictory themes of identity and affirmations of individual conceptions in relation to isolation, feelings, thought and sensation.
A beginner, having an interest in construction drawings, and maps.
A semi-abstract, kites eye view perhaps, of elements that make up Corby using stamped acrylics.