Lot 38 - Roxana Halls - Laughing Head
Watercolour on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for War Child UK
Roxana Halls (born Plaistow, London) is a painter, curator and educator.
Frequently employing dark glamour and a wry humour, Halls’ paintings depicting female impropriety reflect on the interplay of gender, class, sexuality and spectatorship. Her work using laughter explores and subverts women’s internalised rules of conduct and the ways in which within contemporary culture women are appraised, influenced & policed. Halls considers how self- surveillance circumscribes the repertoire of legitimate actions available to women. A multiple award-winner, Halls has been interviewed for BBC Radio Four’s Only Artists and featured on Extraordinary Portraits for BBC One. Her work is included in numerous collections in the UK and internationally. These include both the private collections of Killing Eve novelist Luke Jennings and Alan Grieve CBE, Chairman of the Jerwood Foundation, and the public collections of St. Catherine’s College Oxford, The Science Museum and The National Galleries of Scotland.
Solo presentations have included: Eyes of Roxana Halls, Gallery 46, Whitechapel, London (2022); Crime Spree, Colley Ison Fine Art, Birmingham (2021); Weimar & Other Earthly Desires, The Stash Gallery at Vout-O-Reenee’s, London (2017); Unknown Women, Hayhill Gallery, Baker St, London (2015); Appetite, Hayhill Gallery, Baker St, London (2014); Shadow Play, HayHill Gallery, Cork St, London (2011); Roxana Halls’ Tingle-Tangle, National Theatre, South Bank, London (2009); Solo Exhibitions, Beaux Arts Bath, (2012,2004,2002,2000)
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