Lot 12 - Olivia Sterling - If it comforts you, then do so #4
In her paintings, Olivia Sterling presents the viewer with scenes of daily life that subtly critique attitudes towards race, class, gender and social status. While her typically closely cropped and vividly coloured canvases – teeming with arms, legs and half-eaten food – may seem playful at first sight, they do in fact tackle subjects that are anything but.
MA Painting, Royal College Arts
BA Fine Art, University of Derby
Graduating with an MA in painting from the Royal College of Art, Olivia has exhibited at Guts Gallery (London, 2022), Meyever Riegger (2022) NEVVEN (Gothenburg, 2022), CCA Goldsmiths (London, 2021), Cob Gallery (London, 2021), Galerie Droste (Paris, 2021), Blank Projects (Cape Town, 2020), White Cube (Online, 2020) Sterling lives and works in London, United Kingdom.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
The series “If it comforts you, then do so” takes its name from the book “The Master and Margarita” spoken by the master. The series shows red wine staining unknown party guests as they slosh about. I wanted to emulate being at a party and the stages or motions of drinking that are often involved. From melancholic to chaotic, as the wine pours, different things are lost and gained.
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