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HEO Artist’s Statements 20 and 21
In the Moment, by Pia Goddard, Digital print, framed 17”x17”, £250. I'm the one with the camera so I don't make much of an appearance in the photographic history of my family or in my creative practice, so initially I took this picture to show my face for once, and to show how I'm always trying to find the right moment...
HEO Artist’s Statements 17-19
Halo, by Maria Beddoes, Acrylic, 44x56cm, £500. Inspired by portraiture styles of Renaissance, Pre-Raphaelite and Christian Orthodox paintings, I’m exploring and reinterpreting the form to express a more personal, individual and secular celebration of everyday life. The daily heroism in the face of the many practical and psychological challenges of an unpredictable existence are rarely recognised or celebrated. Resilience in...
Karen Smith awarded Life Long Learning Award
Congratulations to SLWArtist Karen J. Smith who has recently been awarded, a very well deserved, Like Long Learning Award from Morley College. Karen is a self taught artist working with different mediums. She works in an intuitive way, that is deciding the piece she wishes to make, completing a small sketch or model. Then she decides on the best materials...
HEO Artist’s Statements 14-16
Anti Selfie, by Julie Bennett, 70x50cm, £300.  I wanted to create a self-portrait that was effectively an anti-selfie as a commentary on how the 'selfie' is a representation of the world revolving around the individual rather than one striving to find oneself within the world. I painted myself from an unflattering angle whilst suffering with a cold sore to question...
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HEO Artist’s statements 11-13
‘She is Becoming’, by Karen Piddington, 2019, photograph, 29cms x 42cms, £60. The self-portrait, by Karen Piddington, is closely bound-up in the notion of becoming-animal, where the artist is straying into the psychological territory of animals. The artist finds a position of sameness with animals. She steps into their world to explore it not from a separate human position but...
HEO Artist’s statements 9 and 10
I thought you’d always have a young girl’s eyes, by Jennifer Merrell, Screen print, 35x45cm, NFS. While making my self portrait I found myself confronted with images of my younger self and the realisation that inside I am still those other selves - the youg girl, the wife and mother and artist now. Where Is My Car?, by Edori Fertig,...
SLWA Recommends: Helen Cammock on Artemisia Gentileschi
BOW DOWN: WOMEN IN ART Turner-Prize-shortlisted artist and winner of the 2018 Max Mara Prize for Women – Helen Cammock on the 17th century Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Other episodes include the critic and memoirist Juliet Jacques on the surrealist photographer and resistance worker Claude Cahun; artist Liliane Lijn on the surrealist painter Stella Sneed; cinema theorist Laura Mulvey on...
HEO Artist’s Statements 7 and 8
Back To Earth Again, by Chrissy Thirlaway, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30cm inc frame, £250. My self is eternal through my effect on those who know me. My body’s eternal as it recycles in the earth, molecule by molecule, into the matter of other life - bacteria, fungus, plants, small creatures, birds, foxes. I am responsible for my...
HEO Artist’s Statements 4-6
Self Portrait by Veena Scialo ‘Inspired’ 2019, Watercolour and Ink, 60x60cm (incl fame), £650. My journey towards the outcome of this painting took me through various angles of perspective. How do I see myself? What is my self? How do other previeve my being? Which aspect of myself do I want to share through my artwrok? Veena is the instrument...
HEO – Self portraits and Artist’s statements 1-3
Self x 13, by Karen J Smith, 50 x 60cm, Mixed Media on Canvas, NFS. When contemplating making a piece of self portraiture it is difficult to identify only one aspect of self, so I have explored the self in terms of portrait, environment, familiar relationships. my emotional state, the self-conscious and the Id. That is how I see myslef,...
HEO + 3 – Heo – the private view and history of the event
We are really pleased that the Weekender has given us some fantastic coverage on HEO.