Lot 345 - Rebecca Sitar - Red Glints Below Night Sky
Acrylic on Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
My painting practice centres on art and embodiment, ways of seeing and poetics of an ontological nature.
With an interest in the aesthetics and philosophies of seventeenth and early nineteenth century Japanese art and poetry and pre-renaissance paintings by Giotto and Fra Angelico: my work leans towards an apparent simplicity; pictorial forms are pared down often suspended in space inviting contemplative encounters.
Literature including poetry has historically aligned with my thoughts in making. I often draw upon reflections on practice shared between these creative disciplines and painting. Opening up to ‘being in the world’; the dynamics and reverberations of a poetic image is central to what I seek in creating a painting.
Modernists strands can also be observed but subsumed by the invitation to meditate on the metaphorical, somewhat figurative emblems that emerge through my practice.
My more recent work invites reflections on the poignancy of lost objects. Forms are frequently situated in ambiguous fields suggesting both interior and exterior spaces. I like to pivot between things and their associations rather than arrive at a fixed point. Giorgio Morandi’s paintings I find particularly pertinent to this way of thinking in that his paintings don’t simply convey what he saw, but the act of seeing.
Ultimately it is important to me that the paintings carry an emotional register; present but restrained implying oblique personal feeling.
Manchester Metropolitan University (1991-1992) MA Fine Art Painting
Winchester School of Art & (1988-1991) BA Hons Fine Art
Sitar has exhibited across the UK and Europe. Recent selected group exhibitions include Beep Painting Biennial, Swansea 2022; Drawn In, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh 2022; Tender Stems , A Modest Show, Deansgate Mews,Manchester 2022; Fully Awake 5.6, Freelands Foundation, London (2019); Tracer Wedge, P.S. Mirabel Manchester (2018); John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2014).
Two person shows : Mudlarks Dan Roach & Rebecca Sitar, Eagle Gallery Cabinet Room, London (2021); Mudlarks II Dan Roach & Rebecca Sitar, Oceans Apart, Salford (2022); Other notable exhibitions include: Beyond the Endgame: Abstract Painting in Manchester (2003), Manchester Art Gallery; Beginnings: Times of our Lives (2000), Whitworth Art Gallery; Slow Burn: Meaning & Vision in Contemporary British Abstract Painting, (1998) Mead Gallery (touring).
Sitar’s work is held in various collections including Deutsche Bank AG, London; DLA, London and Manchester Art Gallery.
Eagle Gallery EMH Arts
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
In continuation of the theme Mudlarks explored earlier this year in exhibitions at Eagle Gallery Cabinet Room and Oceans Apart these small paintings invite reflections on the poignancy of lost objects.
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