Lot 121 - Mary Herbert - The Light Underneath
Soft pastel on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for War Child UK
Mary’s work is an intuitive exploration of memory and sensation. Working at the intersection of drawing and painting, she creates subtle and enigmatic works which oscillate between the recognised and the unknown. Her current work is a series of dream-like pastel drawings and paintings formed of a composite of feelings, lived-sensation, unconscious processes and observation.
Mary studied art at Goldsmiths College in London, where she developed a fascination with the materiality of the photographic image and it’s role in our collective lives as a container of memory or document of reality, and later at the Royal Drawing School where she re-connected with the physical and unconscious aspects of image making through drawing.
2018 Postgraduate Diploma in Drawing, The Royal Drawing School, London
2010 BA (Hons) Fine Art and Contemporary Critical Studies, Goldsmiths University of London
2007 Foundation Diploma (Distinction), Byam Shaw School of Art, London
2019 The Royal Drawing School Dumfries House Residency, Scotland
2019 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize - finalist
2019 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition - finalist
2019 Lynn Painter Stainers Prize - finalist
2018 The Ingram Collection Young Contemporary Talent Purchase Prize 2018 - finalist
Moskowitz Bayse, Los Angeles
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