Lot 64 - Florence Reekie - Not Like That
Oil on board
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for War Child UK
Florence Reekie is a figurative oil painter from Scotland. Expectation, subversion, and decadence are important themes in Reekie’s work. Her paintings are often contemporary scenes drawing upon classical impressions and techniques. She is interested in developing ideas around perception, iconography and coding within compositions while experimenting with the materiality of paint.
Selected Group Exhibitions include Fetish, MAMA Gallery, London (2023) Winter Lights, Tin Man Art, Online (2022) Gertrude Presents, Truman Brewery, London (2022) A Rainbow’s Edge, 54 Shepherds Market, London (2022) Unity: British & Ukrainian Art, Koppel X, London (2022) Aberdeen Art Gallery Micro Commission, Aberdeen (2021) and Fair art Fair Curated I, Unit 1 Gallery, London (2021)
Reekie was a awarded an Art Fund ‘Museum of the Year’ Aberdeen Art Gallery Micro Commission in 2021.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
In her work to date, she explores troupes of identity, which come from ideas of vanity and how we present authentically. This often leads into historical comparisons and trends or ways in which we attempt to assimilate in society. She looks at the concept of beauty ‘secrets’, the trappings of the ways in which we attempt to make ourselves more desirable or construct our identity and the armours that we choose to do so.
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