Lot 162 - Shelly Tregoning - Distance
Oil on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Born in Mauritius and spending her early life being brought up in the West Indies, Shelly Tregoning finished her education in England. Having gained her BA (Hons) in Fine Art at University College, Falmouth in 2011 she now works from a studio at the Cornubian Arts & Science Trust (CAST) in Helston. Her work has been selected for the Royal Academy Summer Shows, the Discerning Eye, the National Open Art Competition, RWA exhibitions and the Threadneedle Prize Exhibition, wining second place at the Trinity Buoy Drawing Prize, 2019. Her work explores the physicality and interpretation of gesture, creating what the artist refers to as ‘non portraits’, images of the figure in which their identity is irrelevant, our instinctive reading of the human form is everything. Through the application of expressive line, she captures the telling nuances of physical poise and tension in unguarded moments of distraction, introspection and vulnerability, revealing the fragile balance between our psychological and emotional existence.
BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Falmouth, 2011
Competitions: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2022 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2021 The Discerning Eye, November 2019 The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, 2nd Prize, 2019 The Discerning Eye Exhibition, 2018 The Columbia Threadneedle Prize, 2018 The Discerning Eye, November 2016 National Open Art Exhibition 2016 Columbia Threadneedle Prize, 2016 The Discerning Eye - Judges Selection, 2015 Royal West of England Academy, 2015 The Discerning Eye - Judges Selection, 2014 Royal West of England Academy, 2014 The Discerning Eye – Judges Selection, 2011 The National Open Art Competition, 2011
Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh Felt Collection, London Velarde Gallery, Kingsbridge Josie Eastwood, Hampshire
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Visually gathering ‘moments’ which inform my work, these drawings and scribbles create a scaffolding upon which I build my images. I don’t want simply to re-create an illustration of place or person, but rather through marks, painterly gestures and line, to express sensation and a sense of identity. I want the physicality of paint to play its part, as it slips and slides across the surface, loaded on and wiped off until the image is anchored to its form. I feel compelled to pare down to the essential, but to do this without losing the sense of poetry - to keep things unencumbered, but not sterile. I want to convey a sense of immediacy, brevity and transience. In a quiet way I want to speak of universal truths and what it is to be emotionally connected.
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