Approved: 08.11.2010

Aimee Bogacz

Approved: 08.11.2010

I'm interested in the curious aspects of human behaviour, about how we interact within society. The figures or objects I choose for my subjects are stripped bare from any details. By painting or cutting out their shapes I turn them into neutral symbols, a representation of a type, a logo that is there for the viewer to project their own views upon. I often use recognisable characters in my paintings

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  • Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
 

Biography

I'm interested in the curious aspects of human behaviour, about how we interact within society. The figures or objects I choose for my subjects are stripped bare from any details. By painting or cutting out their shapes I turn them into neutral symbols, a representation of a type, a logo that is there for the viewer to project their own views upon. I often use recognisable characters in my paintings to help draw the viewer in for further inspection. I like to give the viewer a starting point for engagement; a way in, to further investigate the deeper issues involved in my work. Within my pieces I often play with the idea of fiction and reality in order to create strange, crazy and confusing worlds with the chosen characters. I experiment with scale producing my objects in various sizes from miniature wall drawings to eight foot mannequin cut outs.I like the idea of my work having a 'home-made' aesthetic, showing traces of imperfection and indications as to how it was initially made.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2003 - MFA in Drawing & Painting, Edinburgh 1999 - BA (Hons) in Drawing & Painting, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh Solo exhibitions 2010 - If Angels Still Flew In Our Skies, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh Competitions, prizes and awards 2009 - Visual Arts Award : Edinburgh, 2009/2010, City of Edinburgh Council & Scottish Arts Council, Edinburrgh