Approved: 04.12.2014

Uta Feinstein

Artist

Approved: 04.12.2014

My works are concerned with tension and rhythm resulting from interactions between fluid, organic nets and regulating, static grids. Forces pull in different directions with tension and release reflecting various states of being. 

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  • Location: Nottingham, East Midlands
  • Artforms: Drawing, Painting
  • Tags: building site, menace, emotive, drawing, abstract expressionsim, surralism, psyche, grid, subconscious, construction, drawing-painting, dialogue, communication, mind, abstract expressionism
 
 

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    Biography

    My works are concerned with tension and rhythm resulting from interactions between fluid, organic nets and regulating, static grids. Forces pull in different directions with tension and release reflecting various states of being. 

    The intertwinement of net and grid alludes to complex relationships and our entanglement with the real and digital worlds’ controlling systems. Areas of calm co-existence suggest the possibility of resolving dualistic tensions. Other regions show rupture and fragmentation, amplified by sudden spatial and chromatic switches. 

    Manipulation of colour and spatial, structural or geometrical contrasts also underpin shifting dynamic interactions of the grid and the net, raising questions about our perception, reality and illusion. 

    Traces of human agency counter hard-edged, impersonal geometry, asserting the hand-painted, human quality. 

    CV & Education

    Education

    Qualifications

    Since 2010   BA Fine Art degree at University of Nottingham (graduating 2016)

    Since 1999  employment at the University of Nottingham in various administrative roles; since 2010 as part-time administrative secretary for RSPSoc (Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Society)

    1997-1998  PGCE in modern languages, The University of Nottingham

    1995-96  Foreign Language assistant at the Nottingham High School for Girls, UK

    1994-95  English and Educational Studies at the Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf

    1987-1994  MSc (equiv.) in Microbiology at the Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf, Germany

    Others:

    Regular attendance of drawing/painting workshops at the Nottingham Society of Artists since 2009

    IT skills, administration experience through my employment at the University of Nottingham since 1998

    Exhibitions

    June/July 2016: Fine Art Degree Show 
    University of Nottingham, School of Education BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree Show

    'Journeys' exhibition at Bromley House Library, Nottingham, January 9-30 2016

    Winner of the Djanogly Prize 2015, University of Nottingham Summer Art Exhibition 2015

    Shortlisting for Cedric Ford prize 2013 followed by group exhibition at Backlit gallery, Nottingham, 2013

    Shortlisting for Jerwood Drawing prize 2014, included in touring exhibition 2014-2015

    Group exhibition – Carnival of Monsters of contemporary Art 2014, Bartons, Chilwell, http://www.carnivalofmonsters.co.uk/index.php/artists/this-year-s-artists/2

    Publications

    Drawings and paintings selected for ‘EnDearing Minds-Creative and Professional Writing Anthology 2014’, including book cover image: https://www.facebook.com/CPWAnthology2/photos/pb.1483894368497614.-2207520000.1418302835./1520303661523351/?type=3&theater

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/EnDearing-Minds-Creative-Professional-Anthology/dp/1499798741

    Memberships

    Membership of Nottingham Society of Artists (2010-2012)

    Member of A-N and ‘Creative Greenhouse’