Lot 9 - Hazel Florez - Sea of Stars
Watercolour, ink and metallic pigments on paper
Signed on Verso
Hazel Florez (b. 1984) graduated at Edinburgh University and the Edinburgh college of Art from the MA Fine Art program in 2007. Hazel Florez creates imaginary worlds rich with mystical, fantastical, mythology and surreal imagery. Florez often works in the visual vocabulary she thinks of as ‘mystical surrealism’. Her paintings act like portals inviting the viewer to enter mythopoetic Otherworlds. Her work explores metamorphosis from both human and biocentric perspectives. The motif of ‘the all seeing eye’ features in Florez’s work, hypnotic pattern making, and a sacred ecology symbolism also features in her work. Hazel is registered on the Art Girl Rising online archive: Here Are The Women Artists. She is a Bridgeman Images Studio artist.
Fine Art and History of Art at Edinburgh University, Graduated- 2007
2022 ‘Metamorphosis’- 18th January- 15th February, Lauderdale House, North London
2021 ‘Alchemystic’ 22nd November- 6th December, Hackney Downs Studios, E8 2BT
2020 ‘Of Earth and Aether’ Eagle House Gallery, 1 St Johns Wood Terrace, NW8 6JJ
2020 ‘Of Earth and Aether’ 360 Virtual Exhibition tour online, a digital art collaboration made in conjunction with ART Capture, https://www.hazelflorez.com/virtual-exhibition
2016 ‘Hazel Florez: Selected Drawings’ Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre, Crouch End, London
2022 ‘Spirit Within’ - 2nd -28th August, Group Show, curated by Brushes With Greatness, Ben Oakley Gallery, London, SE10 9JA
2022 ‘Alchemy!’- Group Show, May, The Steamship Project Space, Docklands, London, curated by Dr Gillian McIver.
2021- 2022 ‘Scarlet Women’ Group Show featuring Penny Slinger, 11th December- 8th March, Atelier De Melusine, Chateau Mareuil
2021 ‘Infinity’ Group exhibition with The Holy Art Gallery, London
2021 ‘Mnemosyne’ Group exhibition with Purslane Gallery, London
2020-2021 ‘Life on Venus’ The Tub Gallery, Broadway Market, London
2020 ‘Imprints: Past & Present’ The Vacant Museum, Online Exhibition https://www.vacantmuseum.com/imprints-past-present/
Awards: London College of Psychic Studies Annual Art Competition Runner Up 2022
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Each postcard submitted by the Hazel Florez takes its title from the poem by the American Poet, Activist & Feminist Muriel Rukeyser's poem 'Elegy in Joy'. Each card is filled with the ambience of cosmic mysticism, lyrical and playful pattern making with the 'all seeing eye' motif featuring throughout. Florez's cards are made with watercolour, ink and metallic pigment. To see more of the collection of the artist's online portfolio visit www.hazelflorez.com
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