Lot 16 - Megan Rea - Predawn Whispers
Lot 16 - Megan Rea - Predawn Whispers
Lot 16 - Megan Rea - Predawn Whispers

Lot 16 - Megan Rea - Predawn Whispers

Oil on Handmade Paper

2022

Approx. A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

ARTIST INFO

 

About 

 

My practice celebrates fictitious cityscapes in Italian frescoes by reimagining them as architectural fragments in their freshly painted state. Inspired by the shallow perspective and distorted buildings depicted in medieval wall paintings, the forms I create reflect the movement and character of the figures in the original frescoes. My paintings observe an environment stripped of human life - focusing instead on the uninhabited spaces and artefacts of life once lived.  
 
Making my own paper has become core to my practice to imitate the dry surface of a fresco. The paper is pocked, catching previous layers of paint to give the appearance of a weathered plaster wall. 

 

Education 

 

BA (hons) Fine Art, Edinburgh College of Art (2013-16) 
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, University of the Arts London (2012-13) 
 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

 

2022 
Meet Me By The River, online exhibition, curated by Purslane  
Together/Somewhere, online exhibition curated by Visionary Projects and Art City Works 
Cool, Fresh, Sweet Waters, exhibiting alongside Nina Silverberg and Becky Tucker, The Tub, London 
 
2021 
As in Facade, online exhibition curated by Rajaa Paixao, Janet Rady Fine Art 
In a New Light, open call online exhibition curated by Art City Works 
These Boots Are Made For Walking, online exhibition, Studi0, Switzerland  
Release, Sophie Breitmeyer London 
Rough Around The Edges with Matteo Santacroce, online exhibition curated by The Artists Contemporary  
Works on Paper 3, online exhibition, Blue Shop Cottage, London 
The Birthday Party, online exhibition curated by The Artists Contemporary  
 
Awards 
HIX Award Shortlisted Artist 2018 
RSA John Kinross scholarship 2017 
Open Contemporary Young Artist Award 2017 
RSA New Contemporaries Selected Artist 2017 
 
Publications  
Art Maze magazine issue 22 
The Artists Contemporary podcast  
 

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