Lot 6 - Vanessa Brassey - Heating Up
Gouache on watercolour postcard
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Curated by Women in Art
I write journal papers about topics in philosophy, make films about philosophy for a general audience, and paint pictures of things that I find beautiful or energising.
I'm a visiting researcher at King's College London, where I also teach MA philosophy of art. I am also doing an UG degree in Portraiture at the Art Academy London (based next to Borough Market).
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD Philosophy) 2020, Master of Philosophy 2014, BA Hons History 1994, UG Contemporary Portraiture (2024 ongoing).
Exhibitions: Affordable Art Fair Battersea and Hampstead Heath2023
Group Exhibition The Bakery Gallery Camden Passage 2023
Solo Exhibition MUST Hampstead Heath 2022-3
Solo Exhibition Kalendar Highgate, 2022
Solo Exhibition The Lido Cafe,
Hampstead Heath 2022 Awards: Finalist British Contemporary Arts 2024 Global Winner Inaugural BGSU ‘Philosophy and Film’ Award 2023 (USA) Finalist Emerging Artist in ‘Women in Art 2023’ (UK)
Artist in Residence Forty Hall Vineyard (social action and community project) 2023 +
Awarded British Society of Aesthetics Postdoctoral Fellow September 2022- August 2023
The Jeffrey Rubinoff Award, Canada (2022-3)
HollyBush Emerging Women’s Artist Shortlist (2022)
Royal Institute of Watercolour Painters Shortlist (2022)
Jackson Painting Prize Shortlist (2022)
Beep! Painting Prize, Elysium Gallery (2022)
King’s Culture Award (2022) ‘A First Brush with Philosophy’.
The Jeffrey Rubinoff Covid Award (2021)
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
My enduring obsession, since the lockdown, has been to paint swimmers. Swimmers in the clear teardrop blue of a manicured pool. Swimmers in the gloop of the Hampstead ponds. Swimmers in a spray of seawater. Swimmers I see. Swimmers I remember. Swimmers I imagine. Why? Because I find that each moment of the swim comes with a special sort of euphoria. The anticipation of release from gravity. The slip back into a primitive home. The sun trapping in the salt after. A release and rebirth. Here are three I painted recently.
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