Lot 134 - Olivia Pinkney - Bleeding Edges into Tears
Watercolour on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Curated by Art on a Postcard
Olivia Pinkney (b.1994) is a self-taught English artist, whose work grapples with the vulnerability and tenderness of the human condition. With a BA in English Literature and creative writing from the University of Kent, Pinkney is interested in the stories within the body and revealing what is hidden from social conditioning. Through working with oil, acrylic and watercolour, she aims to create intimacy in the intensity and emotional complexity that everybody and face holds. For the past 3 years, she has been exhibiting in London and Hastings, notably in The Holy Art Gallery, Espacio Gallery, The Royal Court Theatre and The Hastings Arts Forum. Pinkney works through her own difficulties by pulling the pain out of the shadows and into the light and allowing the darkness to be seen. Pinkney is also an actor and poet and continues to explore human consciousness throughout her work and lives in North London.
English Literature and Creative Writing BA, University of Kent
Group Exhibition, Light in the Darkness sponsored by Mind, Espacio Gallery, London, (curated by Raj Singh Tattal), October 2023 Group Exhibition, 20th Anniversary Members Show, The Hastings Art Forum, Hasting, (curated by Helen Savage) September 2023 Group Exhibition, I AM WOMXN, The Royal Court Theatre, London, (curated by Holly McComish) March 2023 Group Exhibition, #20x20VISION, Citizens Art CIC, London (curated by Jarelle Andre Francis) March 2023 Group Exhibition, Boarders of Hope, SKT Spaces, London (curated by BSP Bri) December, 2022 Group Exhibition, #WhatAWaste, The Koppel Project, London, (curated by Jarelle Andre Francis), November, 2022 Group Exhibition, INFINITY - VIRTUAL EXHIBITION, The Holy Art Gallery, London, May 2021
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Through my practice, I experience portraiture as spiritual energy work, transcribing someone's energy onto a canvas and showing the layers of depths in the expressionism. For Art on a Postcard, I explored depiction of emotions with watercolour. There is a delicate, vulnerable element as it can look like blood bleeding on a page. Our human fluids, tears and blood, all stained with heightened emotional release. Crying, menstruating, and bleeding are kept incredible hidden by women and people with wombs, they are taboo but universal, human, and needed. The importance of the act of release, and if these emotions and fluids aren’t released, they turns inward, harms the body and mind. I wish we could cry and bleed together in community more, that these acts are not pained through in solitude, and often shamed. Bring it all to the light.
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