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Elise Wallbridge

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Degree: Fine Art: Painting
University: Wimbledon College of Art
Graduation Year: 2020

Artist Statement

Graduating this year from Wimbledon College of Arts (UAL) with a BFA in Fine Art: Painting. I have given workshops at the British Museum and participated in group shows in London. I am a figurative and portrait artist using mostly acrylic paint and colored pencil. 

My practice is focused on editing ‘reality’, specifically moments of the everyday where a feeling of disconnect appears. Working with both painting and drawing to explore contemporary figurative art and portraiture, focusing on a feeling of alienation in conventional scenes. Changing colors or distorting proportions to emphasize a certain characteristic or evoke a feeling. In many of my works, you can see the hands or feet have been enlarged to create a feeling of heaviness, distancing the subjects from the viewer. I want the viewer to empathize with the scene of the painting while feeling alienated from the subjects. This could lead to a dialogue around the insidious feeling of being alienated within familiarity. 

Group Exhibitions

2020, 'Penultimatum', Copeland Gallery, Peckham, London
2018, 'Traces', Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross, London

Original works:

'Snakes on Planes'

By Elise Wallbridge

2020 Graduate

£175

'Man on Tube'

By Elise Wallbridge

2020 Graduate

£200

'Sailor'

By Elise Wallbridge

2020 Graduate

£200

Sold Artworks:

'Treacle Tart'

By Elise Wallbridge

2020 Graduate

SOLD