Approved: 16.01.2013

Wendy Saunders

Artist, Curator, Event organiser

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Approved: 16.01.2013

Wendy’s practice reflects her interest in how one intuitively ‘reads’ and reacts to faces from fleeting impressions, and the subtle combination of features, even if they are mostly absent or covered, that contribute to human expression.  “I am attempting to convey the tricky and largely indefinable nature of expression, mood and person using the malleable and constantly shifting nature of paint to produce a response, not with sharp reproductive clarity but rather by blurring or completely removing detail so the painting works through engagement with the viewer by suggestion, not description.”

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  • Location: London
  • Artforms: Painting
  • Tags: colour, pussyriot abstract form, face, mask, woman, black woman, figurative painting, portrait, women, feminism, portrait figurative monochromatic, figurative, pussy riot protester, pussy riot painting, pussyriot protester
 

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    Wendy’s practice reflects her interest in how one intuitively ‘reads’ and reacts to faces from fleeting impressions, and the subtle combination of features, even if they are mostly absent or covered, that contribute to human expression.  “I am attempting to convey the tricky and largely indefinable nature of expression, mood and person using the malleable and constantly shifting nature of paint to produce a response, not with sharp reproductive clarity but rather by blurring or completely removing detail so the painting works through engagement with the viewer by suggestion, not description.”

    Wendy Saunders is an Australian born painter living in London. As a figurative artist with a strong interest in how human identity is ‘read’ from scarce visual information, she works in oil painting faces from a wide range of media sources with a particular interest in women and society. She has been selected for Threadneedle Prize 2013, the Open West 2014 and exhibited in various group shows.  She is a member of the peer group for Contemporary British Painting. 

     

     

     

    CV & Education

    Exhibitions

    2016 Slippery & Amorphous, Contemporary British Painting, St Marylebone Crypt, London

    2015 Gesamtkunstwerk, HTH Art Centre, London

    2015-16 Contemporary British Painting Group Show, St Marylebone Crypt, London

    2015 Ing Discerning Eye, Mall Gallery, London

    2015 HEADS Studio One Gallery, London

    2015 Summer Salon Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes Gallery, London

    2015 Documentary Realism:Painting in the Digitial Age,Contemporary

    British Painting London

    2015 Disturbance,  Atom Gallery, London

    2014 Red X Mas - Studio1.1 - London

    2014 Carthal Smyth 'Comfortable Man' album debut &                          

    Exhibition, London

    2014 Longlist Anthology Charlie Smith Gallery London

    2014 ZAP Summer Exhibition, London

    2014 Open West, The Wilson,Cheltenham Art Gallery,                        

    Cheltenham.

    2013 Christmas BOGOF, WW Gallery, London

    2013 ZEITGEIST Exhibition, London

    2013 Threadneedle Prize Exhibition, London

    2013 On the Street Gallery, Crouch End Festival 

    2013 Tasty Modern, Schwartz Gallery, London 

    2012 Christmas BOGOF, WW Gallery, London

    2012 Seeing in the Dark Exhibition, Rye, Kent

    2012 Alas Autumn Residency Exhibition London?

    2012 Fine Art Exhibition, Citylit Institute, London 

    2012 Painters Exhibition, The Old Fire Station,London

    2012 Look Up, Crouch End Festival, London 

    Education

    2010  Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Citylit Institute

    2012  Fine Art, CityLit Institute, London

    Residencies

    2012 Alas Artists Residency, Matt Roberts Arts, London???

    Publications

    Slippery & Amorhous : Exhibition Catalogue

    Documentary Realism:Painting in the Digital Age by Robert Priseman.

    2015 Seabrook Press

    PrisemanSeabrook Collection of 21st Century British Painting

    Catalogue 2015

    Open West Catalogue 2013

    Threadneedle Prize Catalogue 2013