Laura Harris - ARTIST'S BIO

Titanic Arts Club  Exhibition 26 May-1st June.

Artists's Bio:

Laura Harris's recent figurative oil paintings look at how women are portrayed in society. The artist is particularly interested in ideas surrounding sexuality, femininity, and how women age. The insecurities, fears and hopes that they have for the future and achievements and regrets of the past. Each work relates to an incident or distorted reality of an actual event that the artist has either witnessed, or more often than not, actually experienced or imagined. In that sense the paintings are autobiographical.


I'm Up For Anything (partially pictured)

Using an image of a famous American actress as inspiration for this piece, the artist was drawn to her confident pose and low camera angle. The elongation of her legs and sexy dress, coupled with the text, encourages the viewer to wonder what exactly she is "Up For". The artist hopes to challenge the viewer's thoughts on female beauty, sexuality, and behaviour.




 


 

Jack Blackburn - ARTIST'S BIO



Titanic Arts Club  Exhibition 26 May-1st June.

I’ve dabbled in many types of art in my life but settled on being  a no fucking around, stand in front of an easel, with a palette and a paintbrush,  painter of people. I even wear a smock and a beret!


 I did graffiti for a while I suppose that was public. I do remember I used to put up stuff in raves back in the early 90s. I would totally cover a railway arch with my work which at the time was these massive psychedelic paintings. During the day as we were setting up everyone would say “Wow they look great!” but then when night time came and the disco lights came on you couldn’t fucking see them at all because I wasn’t smart enough to use U.V. paint. It was hilarious

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MARK SELBY ARTISTS

’Mark Selby has made use of the conventions of the American comic book to forge a powerful and highly personal visual language. He has created a strange and compelling imaginative world that brings with understated I Whonic humour’’


Patrick Baid

Art historian

Christies, London

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Kim Batty - ARTIST'S BIO

Kim Batty is a fine artist living and working in Hastings. Her paintings mainly explore nature, space and conservation, from placing emperor penguins in the Horsehead nebula to a tiger lit by Callisto, Jupiter's second largest moon. Her latest body of work focuses on the changing seasons of Hasting's Alexandra park which has the largest varieties of trees in the UK. As part of the Titanic artist's exhibition she will be showing some of the original paintings from this new collection of works.






 




 
 

artists

Paintings, Print, Photography

Laura Harris, Louise Whitham, Jack Blackburn,

 

Art Show 2018

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Exhibition

 

Louise Whitham ARTIST'S BIO

Titanic Arts Club  Exhibition 26 May-1st June.

Ever since Dante made Beatrice his vision of Wisdom in the Divine Comedy, painters have often suggested that beautiful women are the ultimate creative essence in their minds, beautiful, truthful and fertile.  My defiant complex lollypop ladies suggest an alternative to Beatrice's flushing cheeks. Women and age is a subject as rich as a fattening dessert: such a mix of fear, vanity, loss, serenity, wisdom, freedom, defiance, humour and self-loathing. And there’s so little discussion about it in culture. 
My mixed media works present subverted references to art history but the meaning behind them is principally concerned with the increase in life expectancy over recent decades. It is transforming our societies. I pose the question: will this alter how, why and when artists create art?
 

Louise Whitham MA, ACAVA PGCE trained at Central St Martins School of Art and completed a BA in Textiles and Printmaking at Camberwell School Of Art. She is part of The Bad Behavious Artists Collective.

 

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