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Lesley O’Neill

I am an Artist living in London, UK.

I studied Fine Art Printmaking at the Slade (MA), and then worked from a studio in the East End for five years.  Participating in exhibitions with some lecturing work. Had my son and stopped.

I studied for a PGCE becoming an Art teacher for ten years. Feeling disillusioned with the teaching establishment I retrained as a Pilates teacher.  My work had always been figurative after a fashion, so a reasonable fit.  

I use to think time was linear, things happen in a certain order, then 2020 struck. My Father died, he was 92 so that’s ok, yes? In March I caught Covid now morphed into Long Covid.

On 3rd June my Son died suddenly from a Pulmonary Embolism caused by an undiagnosed DVT.  This was not the correct order of things and left me questioning life.

I dusted off my tools and started again but this time with much more to say, the product of a life lived I guess.

My work is inspired by my experiences; all self-portraits but they could be anyone.  The important thing is not that the sitter is me but the emotion they convey.  Loss, love, yearning, searching, hopes and humour.  The need for a forbidden hug.

I have created thirty-five new pieces all with a theme running through them.  Working mainly in Wood and Linocut.  I love cutting the image; it is as much about the process as the finished piece. It can be unpredictable, a slip of the blade and the story is changed irrevocably, that is the exciting bit!  The challenge of still making it work.

I don’t like to flatter, I like raw emotion but with a sense of humour albeit a dark one.

Website lesleyoneill-artwork.org
Instagram @lesleyoneillartwork
Email [email protected]

Susanne Dagmar Olsen

Artist Statement

Art reflects you as the person you are,I work in a broard range of media and genres,because I think you get the best results,when you do what you like most,and linocut has been my favorite for many years


My art is expressive,naturalistic and often contains lyrical content.I like to weight my work with strong
contrasts between black and white and colour.My sublect of matter ranges from animals,flowers and
figures mainly portraiture.

Email:  [email protected]

Inga Eicaite

 

Inga Eicaite is a contemporary printmaker dividing her practice between London and Vilnius. 

Deeply influenced by Bauhaus and Constructivism movements, she explores the notion of space/cosmos.

Deconstructing heavenly bodies, their linear structures and then putting them back together in new constellation systems. She focuses on observation how it could affect imaginary surroundings, the possible abnormal shifts when nature is going through the cosmic event.

Mostly working in black and white, she is now studying mokuhanga, to reach more depth and introduce colour into her works. 

Website: www.ingaeic.com
Insta: @zoori_i
Tumblr: zoori-i.tumblr.com

 

 

Maggie Henton

Maggie Henton studied at Chelsea School of Art, and at Middlesex where she gained an MA in Architecture and Spacial Culture.

Much of her work is developed in response to specific sites. She has a particular interest in architectural spaces and in how places are constructed and inhabited. She also makes works in response to museum collections. Working methods included; drawing, stitch, print making, photography, mixed media constructions and installations.

Her prints usually begin with photographs which are reworked and redrawn, before being translated into screenprints.

www.axisweb.org/p/maggiehenton/

Christopher Pearson

Christopher is a London-based contemporary artist working between printmaking and sculpture, an MA Fine Art graduate from Central Saint Martins, and a BA (Hons) Art & Design graduate from the University of Leeds. His practice is primarily concerned with process-led abstraction, acts of transformation, anthropomorphism, and the notion of staging performances between component materials, amongst many other areas of interest. At East London Printmakers, Christopher has recently been working with carborundum to produce a series of embossed works with metallic chine-collé, which seek to reflect and distort the viewer and their surrounding environment. In turn, these works establish a dialogue between the ‘frozen gestures’ captured in each embossing and the contrastingly unending movement of ‘real time’. Selected editions of these works are represented by Kovet.Art, whilst selected sculptures and works on fabric of Christopher’s are represented by Made in Arts London. For more information on Christopher’s previous projects and exhibitions, please visit his portfolio at www.christopherpearson.co.uk.

Instagram: @christopher.pearson.art

Facebook: @cpearsonartist

Twitter: @cpearsonartist

Axisweb: www.axisweb.org/p/christopherpearson

Emma McArthur

Artist Bio

Emma is an artist with a day job in book publishing. She made a drawing a day for the whole of 2018 and 2019, something that started as an exercise to help concentration and help to form her artistic identity through practice. However, over time her daily drawings have developed into explorations of the physical form, identity and structure. From evolving her own original life drawings, and moving much deeper into the structure that makes up each of us, she is able to show their beauty and fragility. Identity has played a part in much of her work through illustrations, screen prints and lino printing, and continues to mature each day through her practice.
Her work has featured in the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine in 2019.

Website:

https://emmalucymcarthurart.wordpress.com/
Instagram: @emmalucymcarthur

Shivangi Ladha

Artist Bio

Shivangi is a visual artist & holds her specialization in MA Printmaking, Royal College of Art, London.
She works intensively in the medium – drawing, printmaking & her works questions the true identity of
our beloved human race. She is recipient of several awards like, Visiting Artist In Residence Award, ‘SNAP’,
Canada 2019, Artist Development Residency Award, ‘IPCNY’ 2018, Anthony Dawson Young Printmaker Award,
‘RE’ 2017 & ‘Jerwood Drawing Prize’ 2014. Her works has been exhibited Internationally and also part of a
permanent collection at British Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal College of Art’s & Print Archives,
London and Mead Museum, U.S.A.

www.shivangiladha.com

Julia da Mota

Artist Bio

I live and work in São Paulo, Brazil. Before getting an MFA at the University of São Paulo, I studied Architecture at the same University. I am deeply influenced by the Brazilian Modernist and Concrete Art movements, as well as the great masters of Brazilian brutalism in architecture. My artistic research is based on the representation of man-made space and landscape, and the boundaries present in such spaces. I seek basic units of architectural effect, relating spatial materialization as a representation of social relations present in the city itself —the boundaries between public and private, external or internal; between built and empty spaces; between the acts of passage and permanence.
I have always been very intimate with printmaking processes, having worked with woodcuts, copperplate etchings, monotypes, lithographs, silkscreen printing, and bookmaking techniques; as well as drawing, painting, and photography. My most recent works are linked to the act of repetition as a creative process in printmaking and painting, to create visual narratives around themes such as space, urban landscape, and architecture.