Victoria Heald

Artist Statement

Biography

Victoria studied at Camberwell College of Art and Chelsea College of Art,

graduating with BA Fine Art, First Class Honours. She is based in her London studio,

painting figurative and animal works on gold, drawing London landmarks and

undertaking commissions of a variety of subjects. Victoria has exhibited widely in the UK and overseas.



Artist's Statement

My work aims to communicate the intensity of the painted figure through pose,

gesture and expression. I create contemporary figurative images by mixing

traditional oil techniques and historical influences with modern mediums. The

juxtaposition of changing surfaces, materials and compositions act to heighten the

figurative image in each piece. Whilst the figures are painted thinly in oils, the

backgrounds use modern light-reflective pigments, taking the subject out of their

original context and place them into a realm without circumstances or conditions.

My new gold works, reference the historical importance gold has as a medium

within painting and creates a contemplative space for the figure in each piece.


Artwork

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Exhibitions

Upcoming: August 2nd — September 26th 2012

“20:12” at DegreeArt's Execution Room, 12a Vyner Street, London

2012, The Gallery in Cork Street, London

2011 — 2012, 'London's Calling' Exhibition at the Orange County's OCCCA, Los Angeles

2011, Debut Contemporary, Westbourne Grove, London

2011, DegreeArt.com, based Vyner Street, London

2011, Lisa Sharpe Contemporary Art, Goodge Street, London

2011, Chelsea College Degree Show, Millbank, London

2010, 'X', The Pigeon Wing Gallery, Lewisham, London