Lot 357 - Kelly-Anne Davitt - Love Hearts
Oil on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Artist and curator Kelly-Anne Davitt is known for hyper-real virtuoso painting style in vibrant pop tones, and her humorous and provocative light-sculptures. Her electrifyingly immaculate canvases fuse traditional still life and portraiture with a contemporary approach, inspired by advertising imagery, pop culture, nostalgic childhood memories and feminist themes. She has exhibited widely across the UK from Cork Street to The Potteries.
London Guildhall University, BA Honours: Fine Art, 1999-2002
Davitt’s curatorial debut, The Most Powerful Woman In The Universe was held at gallery 46 in Whitechapel. This groundbreaking and timely feminist show met with much critical acclaim.
Other recent exhibitions include: Pop Now! at Gallery 46, Kapow – The Art of Superheroes and Villains held at The Potteries Museum, Painting Now and 12 Hughes at Hix Art in old street. Successful solo shows include Beach Balls and Melons at Dadiani Fine art, Cork Street and Feel Good at Blacks, Soho.
Currently Kelly-Anne Davitt represents herself.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Love Hearts is a still life oil painting inspired by popular culture. An intricate study of retro sweet packaging exploring a sensory nostalgia and a history of a love of sweets. Elevating an iconic and familiar sweet to a grandiose fine art status.
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