Lot 313 - Georgia Peskett - Filthy Postcard #7
Oil on Arches Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Bidding starts at £50
|“During the lockdown in 2020, I have been focusing on the apparent signs I was finding on my walks. Empty shopfronts and walls became the subject in this series of filthy postcards. My work is currently in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.”|
Peskett grew up in a family of artists and was inspired to create at a young age. In the 1980s, Peskett relocated to New York where she was the apprentice to several of Jean Michel Basquiat contemporaries . Her life experiences greatly influence her work; Peskett began to paint urban landscapes at this time and she depicts city life in her current work.
Peskett draws her inspiration from photographs, selecting areas that interest her and then using her artistic instinct and imagination to create. She works primarily with oils, applying paint and wax to layers of primed silk. Peskett’s recent work focuses on contemporary life, portraying individuals and architecture in the urban environment.
Peskett has been incredibly successful both at home and abroad, with solo and group exhibitions across the world. She has exhibited in institutions such as the Royal Academy and in 2018 was selected for the Columbia Threadneedle Prize. Peskett’s work is held in numerous private and public collections in the UK, the US, Hong Kong, and Australia.