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b. 1990, Cyprus

Araminta Blue Biography

Araminta Blue is interested in how the imagined space can be used as an escape andprotection from our 'reality', whilst at the same time it can help us view the real experiencewith an added clarity. The oil paint is either diluted to act like watercolour, applied in washes,scrubbed with rags or thickened to a clay or cement-like consistency that is slicked andscratched. The canvas is treated like a drawing on paper: the process of making the work isopen to the viewer in the translucent layers and visibly scrubbed out marks. The subjectsweave together, emerging and dissolving into the canvas. Colliding different uses of paintand adapting forms help to express fragmented bodily sensation. Parts of figures are seen asfragile, vulnerable, transient - pieces are missing, absorbed into the setting. Other parts aremore vibrant and energetic with intense colour. Then other areas have a sense of strength,protective armour or shell-like layers. The subjects are familiar yet unplaceable, allowing forinterpretative narratives.

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Araminta Blue (b. 1990, Cyprus) works and lives in London. She graduated with a masters inpainting from the Slade School of Art in 2019. She also holds a BAHons from Ruskin School ofArt, was the recipient of the Artists Collecting Society Studio Prize 2019 and shortlisted forthe Chadwell Award, Derek Hill Scholarship and Hix Award in recent years.

Araminta Blue Featured Artworks

Broken fence by Araminta Blue contemporary artwork painting
Araminta BlueBroken fence, 2020Oil on canvas
130 x 180 cm
rosenfeld Contact Gallery
Openness closes in by Araminta Blue contemporary artwork painting
Araminta BlueOpenness closes in, 2020Oil on canvas
130 x 180 cm
rosenfeld Contact Gallery
The block by Araminta Blue contemporary artwork painting
Araminta BlueThe block, 2020Oil on canvas
200 x 160 cm
rosenfeld Contact Gallery
Silt by Araminta Blue contemporary artwork painting
Araminta BlueSilt, 2021Oil on canvas
150 x 200 cm
rosenfeld Contact Gallery
Delta by Araminta Blue contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Araminta BlueDelta, 2021Oil on canvas
150 x 120 cm
rosenfeld Contact Gallery
Threading the net by Araminta Blue contemporary artwork painting
Araminta BlueThreading the net, 2020Oil on canvas
107 x 81 cm
rosenfeld Contact Gallery
Swimming pool by Araminta Blue contemporary artwork painting
Araminta BlueSwimming pool, 2020Oil on canvas
150 x 200 cm
rosenfeld Contact Gallery
Interior by Araminta Blue contemporary artwork painting
Araminta BlueInterior, 2020Oil on canvas
150 x 110 cm
rosenfeld Contact Gallery

Araminta Blue Recent Exhibitions

Araminta Blue Represented By

rosenfeld contemporary art gallery in London, United Kingdom rosenfeld London
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