Lot 133 - Alexis Soul-Gray - Waif
Pencil on Paper
A6 (15 x 10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on verso
Alexis Soul-Gray (b.1980, UK) is a contemporary visual artist whose practice is often concerned with loss, memory and grief. Speculative questioning about the memorial, memory and commemoration brings together a conjecture of imagery taken from personal and public archival materials. Through painting, collage and print, Alexis defaces and rearranges found images - often working in layers, deliberately interrupting images through obstruction as an attempt to create a visceral representation of the thought process. Abstraction and figuration hold equal significance, images are continuously intersecting, abrasive, harmonious, removed, a tangible manifestation of a multi-layered interior state. Many of the images she works with date from the 1930’s-1980’s, representing personal ancestry, collective histories, traditions and loss. Alexis studied at Central Saint Martins and Camberwell College of Art, has completed the postgraduate year at The Royal Drawing School and later this year will start her MA in Painting at The Royal College of Art after 10 years of primarily caring for her two daughters. She is a recipient of the 2021 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Painting.
MA Painting - Royal College of Art, London 2021-2023 Postgraduate Year - Royal Drawing School, London 2006-7 Camberwell College of Art, London 2000-2003 Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design 1999-2000
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant- Painting 2021
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