Lot 153 - Hannah Murgatroyd - Verdell I
Oil on Arches Huile Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Born in Bristol, UK, 1976, Hannah Murgatroyd was raised on Dartmoor. Living and working in Bath, she is a mentor for Turps Art School.
Moving between painting and drawing, digitally and physically, what I paint comes from a life lived – yet – that life feels like a dream dissolving under my hand. It is through sensations of mark, light and colour that I seek painting’s potential for reverie, revelation and respite.
Postgraduate Drawing Year, Royal Drawing School, London 2005-2006
MA Communication Art & Design, Royal College of Art, London, 2003-2005
BA Illustration, (1st ), University of Brighton, Brighton, 1996-1999
Contemporary British Painting Prize’ (highly commended), Unit 1 Gallery / Workshop, London, UK, 2022
‘Nature / Nurture’ Aora Space virtual museum, worldwide, 2021
‘Dreamlands: Part 1 & 2’ OHSH Projects, London, UK, 2021
'Hawks in her Hair', Alice Black Gallery, London, UK, 2020
‘Monster/Beauty: An Exploration of the Female / Femme Gaze’ curated by Marcelle Joseph, Lychee One, London, UK, 2020
‘Paintings on, and with, Paper’, Cob Gallery, London, UK, 2020
Draw Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, ‘Bucolica’ solo presentation with Von Goetz, London, UK, 2019
'Women Can't Paint', Turps Gallery, London, UK, 2018
'Landscape As A Peopled World', (solo), Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, UK, 2017
'Exeter Contemporary Open 2014', (first prize) Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, UK, 2014
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
I painted the postcards alongside painting a diptych, Verdell, using the colours and marks of a verdant, hushed world, inspired by memories of wilderness in Dartmoor and Malaysia. These past years, landscape and spaces have come to the fore in my work, propelled by thoughts around an architecture of the gaze. Of the human looking upon both landscape and the city, of looking inward, of defining through painting a physical and emotional space to worship the tangible and intangible.
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