Lot 13 - Harriet Pattinson - Peeled I
Oil on Canvas
Signed on Verso
Curated by Carrie Scott
University of Exeter 2010-13
Charles Cecil 2013-16
“Somewhat Strange” Solo Exhibition with The Gallery Green and Stone, London
Exhibited with Soho Revue’s collaboration with Little Scarlet Door, Soho, London
Exhibited in The Royal Society of Portrait Painters at the Mall Galleries, London (2017, 2018, 2020, 2022)
Exhibited in The Violet Hour’s pop-up “Still, like air”, Online
Included in the Cramer and Bell Ukrainian Fundraiser, Online
Exhibited in The Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize, Online (2019, 2021)
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artworks
Harriet’s style is mainly inherited from the Cubist movement. Harriet deconstructs her subjects into their essentials to synthesise their meanings, and reassemble them into exciting and engaging configurations. Having been trained traditionally in Florence, Harriet is using the aesthetic appeal of a painterly technique she learnt there to deepen the emotional power and connection to the viewer.
Her fine art techniques and materials allude to the masterpieces of key figures in art history, while new types of pigment and ideas imbue her works with a contemporary feel.
By fragmenting “the whole” she is alluding to something chaotic, broken or “rotten” under the facade. She is also seeking to convey psychological insights into people, objects and nature using multiple viewpoints, both physical and intellectual. In this way she is creating a “mutilated entity” and that nothing is completely as it seems.
Harriet’s latest series took strong inspiration from the Dutch masters of the 17th century with their colours and playful symbolism which in its own way undercuts the surface of perfection they are presenting - they had materialism vs religion, we have Instagram vs reality.
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