Studio Sale 2023 | Tracey Elizabeth Downing20 JANUARY 2023 - 10 FEBRUARY 2023
Tracey Elizabeth Downing's colourful paintings lie between abstraction and representation, informed by memory, everyday objects and ephemera and the relationship between them. This painting is one of the ‘Indigo Dreams’ series of semi-abstract paintings informed by Imagination and memory.
“I am interested in visual metaphor and the relationship between physical ritual and visual noticing ; how paintings function as an embodied image, containing more than meets the eye, demanding an existential response from the individual. My process often begins with recording ‘noticings’ digitally then making drawings and studies from these, moving on to working on paintings that take on a life of their own, including reference to subconscious material that emerges during the process. Drawing is an important part of my practice more in an exploratory way than observational. I enjoy pairing back imagery to what feels important to keep in the work; in this sense my painting falls within the space between realism and abstraction”.
Tracey Elizabeth Downing graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Exeter College of Art in the 1980’s going on to train as an Art Psychotherapist she has a Masters from Goldsmiths UCL 2009-2012. Now mostly painting her Art Psychotherapy training still plays an important part in her creative process.
“The Silence of Swimming” Sprout Arts London (2022)
Cyprus College of Art Erasmus funded awarded month long residency (May – June 2022)
Groups exhibitions include
“Painting Open” NO Format Gallery (2022), “Legacy” The Crypt Gallery with Artcan (2022) , “What Remained” Eel Pie Island Slipways Studios (2022), “This Year’s Model part 3” Studio 1.1 Gallery London (2022), “What Remains” Cyprus College of Art Residency exhibition, Lempa, Cyprus (2022) , “Blue” The Portland Brighton (2022), “Authentic Obsessions” James May Gallery online Artsy (2021), “In_ Formation” Thames-side Studios Gallery London (2021), “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” Cohort.art online (2021), Lockdown Reflections Sprout Arts (2021), “Out of the Blue” The Regency Townhouse, Hove (2021), “In_Response” Group exhibition at The Nunnery Gallery Bow, London (2021), Painting Open, Second Floor Studios and Arts, London (2021), The Halpern Gallery Original Print Show Chatham (2020) , Wimbledon Art Studios online Art Fair (2020). A:VOID: A-side B-side Gallery Hackney (2018), Scapegoat: A-side B-side Gallery Hackney (2015), Traces: The Unthought Known : Darnley Gallery Hackney (2014).
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