Lot 12 - Olivia Rose Durley - Pink Dreams
Oil on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Olivia’s work handles the two realities of paint; it's illusionistic spatiality and it's material presence. Her practice appropriates a balance between the fixed nature of photography and the timelessness of painting; photographic details are blurred within painterly brushstrokes and structures. The aberration of the two components creates an enigmatic, placeless experience within nature that on one hand forms a sense of familiarity and on the other, an unidentifiable discomfort. Olivia scrutinises the evolving colours and tones amplified through cloud formations, using her painting technique to highlight the fleeting transience of time and a feeling of nostalgia. She views the landscape as a latent oil painting continuously emerging and coming into being, fascinated by that precious, short space of time in which the sky bursts into colour before it is then submerged into dusk - a distant memory.
BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting, University of Brighton 2017
House & Garden magazine - The Art Edit, June 2018
The World of Interiors magazine - Artistic Impressions/Spring Pickings, January/February/March 2023
The Other Art Fair London - March 2022, June/July 2022, March 2023
Upcoming: Roy's Art Fair London - 28 September - 1 October 2023
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Although the scale of my work is usually a lot larger than the size of a postcard, the concept of painting onto a postcard corresponds significantly to the context of my paintings. I’m inspired by memories, snapshots in time or moments that were once there. By relaying these moments through paint I hope to evoke nostalgia or trigger thoughts in someone’s mind using the basic principles of colour, light and form to create an abstracted landscape. Each postcard has painterly details of moments drawn from my subconscious from the past few months.
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