Lot 391 - Rebecca Tucker - Halo I
Ink, Carbon Paper and 23ct Gold
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Rebecca Tucker, b. 1973, lives in Greater London and owns an Interior Design company in Wimbledon. She is a Lancashire born/London based painter, with a BA in Fine Art from Reading University 1996.
Her works are the result of a visual ‘discussion’ between abstract and more representational methods of depicting subjects. Rebecca is keen to play with the viewers perception of subject and space in her paintings and then pull that preconceived idea back to the appreciation of what are essentially abstract marks on a two dimensional surface.
BA Hons Fine Art 1996, Reading University
Selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2022
Selection for the 2021 ING Discerning Eye exhibition, Mall Galleries
Highly commended in the 2021 Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize, online ehibition
An active member of ArtCan Org with pieces accepted into several curated physical and online exhibitions with the group in the UK and New York
Affordable Art Fairs (Battersea 2021, Hampstead 2022) with Mint Art Gallery
Shortlisted for the Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2022
Mint Art Gallery (via Affordable Art Fair)
Hampstead Garden Gallery
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
My painting has always occupied that space between representational and abstract, between real and imagined, between the landscapes of my travels and of my day-to-day, and memories of landscapes in my past.
The portrayal of the trees became one of the main foundations of my practice throughout lockdown, pulling together ideas surrounding the experience of the pandemic in Greater London, and of the everyday ‘normality’ of living with urban trees, alongside the contrasting ideas of trees as icons of the natural world, ageless and aged. They are ordinary and extraordinary.
Using layers of ink allows for exploration of the medium and an element of experimentation on each piece. The use of the gold leaf serves to elevate trees to the status of iconography, whilst at the same time abstracting the imagery even further.
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