Lot 368 - Georgie Somerville - Ovaries
Acrylic on Paper
A6 (10 x 15cm) Original Artwork
Signed on verso
I’m called Georgie and I’m a 20 year old Artist from London. I have a widely experimental approach to my making, and am interested in a broad range of methods like painting, sculpture, performance and textiles. I’m also currently studying Fine Art and History of Art at university.
Central Saint Martins- Foundation Diploma: 2019-2021
Goldsmiths - Fine Art and History of Art: 2021-2024
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
I don’t think this is the technical word for it, but they are squish paintings. At least that’s what I referred to them as a kid. You roughly paint on one side of the paper and fold it perfectly down the middle, making a mirror image of the original marks you made. I chose to present parts of the human body, as most organs in the body are perfectly symmetrical. It’s called bilateral symmetrical and most things within nature have this, in order to keep a level of balance and unity in the world.
You also have to work quickly to make these, so that the paint doesn’t dry before you can squish. You only really get one shot to get it right. I always enjoy having boundaries like this in my making.
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