Lot 177 - Millicent Straker - The Desert Cactus In Bloom
Monoprint - Ink on Paper
A6 (15 x 10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on verso
Millicent Straker (b. 1994 London England) is an artist based in London whose practice focuses on drawing and a verity of printmaking techniques. After finishing her Foundation at City and Guilds Millicent went straight on to complete an MA from Camberwell College of Art in Fine Art Printmaking, and was the winner of The Artichoke Print Workshop Award 2020. She has gone on to show in physical and online exhibitions such as a group show held at Flowers Gallery, ‘Works on Paper 3’ held by Blue Shop cottage, Reaction in Seclusion: An Exhibition of Drawings made During Lockdown held on an online platform and currently shows work through Wondering People. Her work is held in private collections in the UK and internationally.
2018-2020 Camberwell College of Arts - Visual Arts MA: Printmaking
2017-2018 City and Guilds London Art School – Foundation Diploma
2021 – Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair
2021- 2022 – Watts Contemporary Gallery
2021 – All Mouth Gallery, Small Pleasures II
2021 – Blue Shop Cottage, Works on Paper 3
2020 – The Artichoke Print Workshop Award
2020 – MA Visual Arts Printmaking Online Showcase
2020 - Reaction in Seclusion: An Exhibition of Drawings made During Lockdown, online
2019 - Pop up Show, Camberwell College of Arts
2019 - MA Interim Show 2019, Camberwell College of Arts
2018 – Flying Colours Gallery, London
2018 - In house exhibition, London
Wondering People, Dust and Soul
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
My work is intrinsically informed by colour, light, and especially the fragility of the natural world. My work has gentile references to big skies, wide coastlines and rapidly disappearing landscapes. My signature use of blending pigments to create gradients invite the viewer into at times a tranquil landscape and at others into an ethereal stillness. I try to utilise the beauty found within landscapes and place it against the stark realisation that they are all being slowly eroded. My work stems from sketches, notes and photographs made within the landscape, which are then revisited later in her studio in London to work from. This juxtaposition allows me to view the landscape and it’s surrounding in the context of memory, fading to a raw essence of emotion, strong and strange.
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