Lot 170 - Ieva Ansaberga - By the River II
Acrylic and watercolour on photo paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Curated by Art on a Postcard
Ieva was born in Latvia and now resides and works in London. Influenced by her cultural background growing up in Post-Soviet Latvia and contemporary feminist writings, Ieva’s paintings contemplate the cultural and social impact on the body and the fluidity of female identity. By pouring, pushing and pulling thinned oil paint on aluminium, her work reveals the body as a porous and dynamic material, blurring the boundary between the past and presence, memory and reality. Through fragmentation and close-ups, the female bodies in Ieva’s work resist narrative and categorisation. As a result, they slide between the solid and fluid, figurative and abstract, archetypal and unfamiliar.
MA in Fine Art, City & Guilds of London Art School (Distinction)
January 2024 - “Guilford House Open”, Guilford House Gallery
December 2023 - "In Search of Love and Peace Amongst the Flowers", OXO Tower, London
June 2023 - "CORPUS", Hypha Studios, London
July 2023 – “7 Artists at 7 Stratton”, Stratton Street Gallery, London
May 2023 – “Art On Postcard”, Soho Revue, London
September 2022 "MA Show", City and Guilds of London Art School
Statement about AOAP submitted artwork
What bits of faces, broken times and places shine through your form? I am interested in the body's relationship with time, place and the ever-shifting sense of self. Can we ever be free from the imprints of our past? What do we leave behind, what do we lose and what do we carry with us as we move through time? The fragments and close-up images of the female body in my work celebrate heightened emotional and bodily presence. Immersed in a moment, feeling, smelling, absorbing and pulsating with its surroundings, it strives to become, if only briefly, free. Anchored by invisible threads of its unique history, it slowly transforms as an eroding coastline or a pebble, cool and shiny, washed by the sea.
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