Lot 27 - Vanessa Garwood - Laugh#2
Lot 27 - Vanessa Garwood - Laugh#2

Lot 27 - Vanessa Garwood - Laugh#2

Acrylic on paper

2024

A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Cura Art

ARTIST INFO

About 

Born in 1982, Vanessa’s art first focused on portraiture and in developing a language of oil painting through both commissioned work and her own subjects. These themes ranged from narrative storytelling, male nudes, dancers, also performance collaboration with choreographers. In 2020 her practice shifted to include acrylics and ceramics, working in these new mediums to build a world where more personal themes could be explored. These paintings are fragments of the artists memories and imagination, lost between good and bad, light and dark, part nightmare part satire. Vanessa uses humour to express the despair and compassion that she feels for the light and dark all around us. They take an unapologetic empathetic look at what it felt like for her to grow up in London. Stripping back to use only black and white helped her to access a more instinctive and emotional language of painting. 

Currently working in London on a combination of projects, both portraits and other – building up towards exhibitions with her Black and White series. 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

CURRENTLY SHOWING – OHSH Projects, ‘Poison’ Group Show, London, until 09.12.23 

UPCOMING – Hauser & Wirth, ‘Present Tense’ Group Show, Somerset, 27.01.24 – 28.04.24  

2023 
OHSH Projects, group show ‘Poison’ 

2022 
Flowers Gallery, group show ‘Small is beautiful’  

2021 
Flowers Gallery, group show ‘Small is beautiful’ 

2020 
National Portrait Gallery, group show ‘BP award’ 

2019 
Royal Opera House, Paul Hamlyn Hall, performance ‘Dancing Lines’ 

National Portrait Gallery, group show ‘BP award’ 

2018 
National Portrait Gallery, group show ‘BP award’ 

2015 
Rook and Raven Gallery, solo show ‘And is it True’ 

 

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