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Sarah Spencer

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Degree: MA Fine Art Painting
University: Aberystwyth School of Art
Graduation Year: 2018

Artist Statement

This series is an exploration into the passage of time and the memories associated with the transition of one stage of life to another. The distortion evident in the paintings echoes the way such memories might become coloured by emotions and imagination over time - rather than seeing things as they actually are, we might see things as we are.

I have focussed on developing my use of colour and composition in my recent work. My compositional influences include Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca and film directors David Lynch and Stanley Kubrick. 

Colour is important compositionally, in that it leads the eye through the image, and I choose my palette to generate an emotional response. In viewing these depictions of interior spaces, devoid of obvious human presence, I aim to evoke a sense that something has just happened – or is about to happen, leaving the final interpretation to the viewer.

Solo Exhibitions

2002, Cells, Charnwood Museum and Gallery, Loughborough

Group Exhibitions

2019, Inscape, Boundary Art, Cardiff
2018, MA show 1, School of Art Gallery, Aberystwyth
2018, Nascent Inclinations, Ty Pawb, Wrexham
2018, MA Show 2, School of Art Gallery, Aberystwyth
2018, Graduates and Masters, Set House Arts, St Brides
2018, Wrexham Open, Ty Pawb, Wrexham
2017, Open, MoMA, Machynlleth
2017, Open, Galeri Caernarfon, Caernarfon
2015, Open, Powerhouse, Llandysul
2015, Open, MoMA, Machynlleth
2003, Identity, Generator Gallery, Loughborough
2002, Deceive, Generator Gallery, Loughborough
2002, Reveal, Charnwood Museum and Gallery, Loughborough
2000, Looking for Mandy's Place, Dean Clough, Halifax
1999, The Human Condition, New Walk Museum and Gallery, Leicester
1998, Reverse Duchamp, Loughborough School of Art Gallery, Loughborough
1998, Figuring Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London

Competitions, Prizes & Awards

1998, Figuring Sculpture

Original works:

Forgotten I

By Sarah Spencer

£395

Forgotten III

By Sarah Spencer

£395

Presence IV

By Sarah Spencer

£440

There is a Light that Never Go...

By Sarah Spencer

£1200

Transition V

By Sarah Spencer

£440

Curtain Call

By Sarah Spencer

£1200

Presence III

By Sarah Spencer

£440

Presence I

By Sarah Spencer

£440

Presence V

By Sarah Spencer

£440

Threshold

By Sarah Spencer

£1100

Separation

By Sarah Spencer

£1100