Approved: 16.08.2006

Laetitia Yhap

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Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
In the early 1960s there was an influx of new ideas concerning what art was or might be. When I left the Slade I felt temporarily unable to continue working as if I had not been touched by these ideas. At the same time my allegiance to working as a figurative painter remained. I decided to use a medium which was new to me but leave the human figure out for the time being. At first working

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  • Location: Hastings, South East
 

Biography

Concepts In the early 1960s there was an influx of new ideas concerning what art was or might be. When I left the Slade I felt temporarily unable to continue working as if I had not been touched by these ideas. At the same time my allegiance to working as a figurative painter remained. I decided to use a medium which was new to me but leave the human figure out for the time being. At first working in watercolour and then liquitex and egg tempera, a hybrid of my own invention, the paintings grew in size and substance and finally after about nearly a decade, the human figure as prime subject returned. For the next 25 years I pursued a cycle of paintings which depicted the activities of the unique fishing fleet of Hastings. Since that time there has been a protracted experimental period: works in a mosaic medium are the result of a continuing study of archaic and Roman art.Influences Practice has been defined by a continually renewed attempt to use the human figure in context to express the less than heroic.Career path 1965 Diploma, Fine Art, Slade School, University College London 1962 NDD, Camberwell School of Arts and Craft, London 1962 Leverhulme Research Award, travelled in Italy for 10 months to study Renaissance Painting, Sculpture and Architecture

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2002 - Being in the Picture, Piers Feetham Gallery, Fulham Road, London 2000 - Extemporizations, Hastings Trust, Robertson Street, Hastings 1999 - The Story So Far, Hastings Trust 1998 - In Monochrome, Lydd Library 1996 - Maritime Counterpoint, Boundary Gallery, London 1994 - Bound By The Sea, The Gymnasium Gallery (under the auspices of English Heritage), Berwick-on-Tweed Group exhibitions 2003 - The London Group, Woodlands Gallery, London 2002 - The London Group, The Walk, Four Person Exhibition, London 2001 - Real Encounters, Ballroom Gallery, Hastings Pier, Hastings 2000 - Landscape Now, Artspace Gallery, London 1999 - A Female Focus, Women Artists in Suffolk, Christ Church Mansion, Ipswich 1997 - British Figurative Art Part 1, Painting The Human Figure, Flowers East Gallery, London 1995 - Head and Figures, South East Arts Collection, De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill 1994 - Drawing On These Shores, Curated by Glenn Sujo, Tour: Harris Museum, Preston; Ipswich Museum, Suffolk; Holbourne Museum, Bath; Brighton Museum and Art Gallery 1993 - The Sussex Scene, Curated by Norbert Lynton, Tour: Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne; Hove Art Gallery and Museum, Brighton