LOT 11 - Olivia Sterling - The Colour of Soup #2
LOT 11 - Olivia Sterling - The Colour of Soup #2

LOT 11 - Olivia Sterling - The Colour of Soup #2

Acrylic and ink pen on paper

A6 (15 x 10cm) Original Artwork

Signed on verso

ARTIST INFO
About Born in Peterborough in 1996 and graduating from the RCA in 2020, Sterling has carved out a distinctive niche in using paint to address questions of blackness and whiteness in twenty-first century Britain. Her paintings present scenes of colourful mayhem with a nostalgic twist and signature ‘slapstick’ style, combining joyous celebration with a subtle critique of racialised ways of seeing. Blending pointed references like this into her depiction of ordinary scenes and subjects, Sterling’s work reflects on how we are confronted by racialised discourse everywhere in the everyday. Even happy or anodyne spaces are encoded with structures of othering and difference; every object, every skin tone, is assigned its place in a drama that continues beyond the edges of the canvas. Education MA Painting, Royal College of Art 2018-2020 Select Exhibitions/Awards 2018 Pro Vice-Chancellor / Dean's Award 2018 Degree Show Exhibition Gallery Representation Guts Gallery