Lot 254 - Rhiannon Rebecca Salisbury - Jolly with the Bolli
Acrylic on Paper
A6 (10X15CM) ORIGINAL ARTWORK
SIGNED ON VERSO
Rhiannon Salisbury graduated from the Turps Painting Program August 2018 in Elephant and Castle, winning The Darbyshire Prize For Emerging Art. In 2016 Rhiannon completed her MAFA at Chelsea College of Art after receiving the John Hoyland Scholarship.
I use my paintings as a tool to investigate the role of women within a patriarchal culture. Using colour, form, and composition as language, I am investigating western standards of beauty and the idealisation of femininity, within the field of advertising.
I deliberately work with found imagery from aspirational fashion and lifestyle magazines, focusing on the modelling campaigns of the most luxurious brands. Composition’s and imagery are tweaked to distort and expose my dystopian perception of this capitalist dream.
I hope that the reinterpretation of the advertisements through painting, opens up a dialogue where one can re-look at the structure of ideas and references used in each highly constructed and saturated image.
Using gestures which explore the borderland between a substance that is alluring in its thick luscious texture, and grotesque in its ability to turn to chaotic mush, my paint handling and synthetic colour palette seeks to strike a balance that intends to at once allure and repel the viewer.
2016 - 2018
Turps Banana: Studio Painter
Darbyshire Prize For Emerging Artist’s Recipient
2015 - 2016
MAFA Chelsea College of Art
John Hoyland Scholarship Recipient
John Hoyland Scholarship
Chelsea College of Art
Darbyshire Prize For Emerging Art
presented by Darbyshire Ltd. & Turps Banana
Overall Delphian Open Call Winner
Habitual Submission - Delphian Gallery - London - September 2019
Rhiannon Salisbury Darbyshire Prize For Emerging Artists
Presented by Darbyshire Ltd & Turps Banana – London - November 2018
Accessorise With A Tiger - Arusha Gallery – Edinburgh - September 2018
Selected Group Exhibitions
Antisocial Isolation - Delphian Gallery - Saatchi Gallery – London - 29.11-2020 - 19.01.2021
Ancient Deities - Arusha Gallery – Edinburgh - 10.09.2020 - 18.10.2020
The Sinister Figures - The Bunker presented by BuuBuu Studios – Online - April 2020
Small Is Beautiful XXXVII - Flowers Gallery – London - November 2019
Ultra: Art For The Woman’s World Cup - Presented by OOF Magazine at J. Hammond Projects, London - June 2019
Art Car Boot Fair - OOF Magazine & J. Hammond Projects, London - June 2019
Delphian Open Call - Delphian Gallery, London - April 2019
Small Is Beautiful XXXVI - Flowers Gallery, London - November 2018
Paper Cuts - Curated by Kris Day - Saatchi Gallery, London - November 2018
New Work Part III: SUBJECT - COB Gallery, London - November 2018
About the postcard artworks
The four pieces submitted for the Summer Auction were all made within quick succession of one another at a time where the lockdown in London was just beginning to lift and people were starting to reengage with one another as life slowly opened back up in the capital. As a collection they express some of the underlying anxieties inherent in the move to leave the safety of the home and reengage with the social sphere. In "Lost Puppy" a woman clasps her dog nervously, as if holding on for comfort and support, even though the animal has been clearly primed for public display and dressed in a Gucci jumper. In "Fragmented Glass", we see a sadness and a loss in the woman's eyes, like a shattered stained-glass window. "Angel Cake", speaks to the cakes which could adorn glamorous summer garden parties and celebrations in a murky dystopian future and finally "Jolly with the Bolli" harks to the necessity of crutches used to induce a sense of ease and comfort amongst other people.