Lot 8 - Roxana Halls - Laughing Head - Red Shades
Watercolour on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Curated by Vittoria Beltrame
ROXANA HALLS' work has been exhibited widely and is held in numerous private and public collections in the UK and internationally. Frequently employing dark glamour and a wry deliberate humour, Halls’ paintings depicting female impropriety offer a riposte to self-censure. Halls is drawn to investigate the meaning of cultural trends and invites the viewer to reflect on the interplay of gender, class, sexuality and spectatorship.
Halls has held numerous solo exhibitions including her first institutional solo presentation at Haus Kunst Mitte museum, Berlin in 2023, at The National Theatre, Beaux Arts Bath Gallery and Hayhill Gallery, Mayfair. Her work has been included in numerous group shows worldwide, most recently in Face to Face: A Celebration of Portraiture at Marlborough Gallery, London, Lost Girls, Flowers Gallery, London, with TW Fine Art in Palm Beach, Florida & Brooklyn, NY, the BP Portrait Award, The RA Summer Exhibition, The Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Competition. She has been invited on three occasions to exhibit work at The Discerning Eye exhibition.
She has created works commissioned by and for Arts Council England funded exhibitions and supported museum and touring shows including Kapow! held at Stoke Potteries Museum and Dear Christine which toured the UK in 2019 and 2020. She has also curated exhibitions including Lost Girls at Flower's Gallery, London with InFems Art Collective in 2023 and Funny Ha Ha with Maddox Gallery in 2022. Halls has been the recipient of several awards, including the Villiers David Prize, The Discerning Eye Founder's Purchase Prize, The Derwent Special Prize and the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award.
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