Lot 12 - Georgina Davenport - My Red Cheek
Coloured pencil on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Curated by Women in Art
Painting’s capacity to record observations of the visual world, but always with a subjective tint, is the foundation of my practice. My work explores intimacy in the home environment, and how emotions and sensations can be shown through images. Recently I have been fascinated by the bedside and the feelings experienced at times between waking and sleeping. Potentially mundane moments can take on otherworldly, or uncanny qualities, tinted by a personal gaze.
BA History of Art - University of Warwick (2021), Graduate Diploma in Fine Art - Royal College of Art (2023) In 2024 I will begin an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art
Green and Stone 'Works on Paper' 2024 ING Discerning Eye 2023 Wells Art Contemporary 2023 RBA Rising Stars 2023
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
The colour crimson has become a particular fascination of mine. It holds a wide range of associations from violence and heat, to desire and fondness. In my most recent body of work, I have used it to represent bodily heat in the cool night, considering the verb “to crimson”, i.e. to blush, and the intimacy that entails. I want to capture some of what it feels to lie in bed and the sensations felt during the transition from waking to sleeping. The body feels heavy, limbs droop, and cheeks feel warm against cool cotton sheets.
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