Bigger Pleasures

22 APRIL 2021 - 13 MAY 2021
Oriele Steiner Im fine thanks, The Auction Collective Oriel Steiner, I'm Fine Thanks, The Auction Collective
Oriele Steiner Im fine thanks, The Auction Collective
Add to wishlist
3. Oriele Steiner

Im fine thanks

Signed (lower right)
Gouache on Khadi paper
21 x 15.5 cm.
Created in 2021


£120 - 180

This auction has now ended

Bigger Pleasures (3/36)


This work was made in Oriel's home studio. It is worked from images using harsh lighting creating the chiaroscuro effect, influenced by the Baroque period.

Oriele’s work explores a wide array of painting techniques and processes, using colour and light as the dominant means of experimentation. She is interested in a palette’s ability to evoke emotion, whether through direct, singular use or via juxtaposition and dissonance. Her compositions portray vivid dreamscapes, and the figures within offer a sense of eeriness. The figures themselves often make their way in to her direct environment via found photography, imagination and drawings. Organic forms taken from this imagery transform themselves in to a range of motifs, which dominate her work.These motifs are her way of building up a relationship with the imagery, and she continually builds upon this visual alphabet through uninhibited, free-associative drawing and painting. This results in a childlike quality that represents immediate, impulsive thoughts.

‘My mouth is bored,’ explores Oriele's relationship with food using humour and personal experiences - something artists have done at various points in history. In his painting ‘ The Ricotta Eaters,' Vincenzi Campi paints himself as an over-indulging peasant. The humorous composition and figuration of him and his fellow diners is intended to confront all kinds of questions and taboos around the position of food in society, class, and culture at the time. These dichotomies - of capitalism, personal health, and addiction fascinate Oriele, as seen in her recent painting ‘A balanced Diet’ where she investigates her own relationship with these contradictions through the use of humorous, sarcastic imagery.


Education: Central Saint Martins university foundation Diploma, London 2011-2012. University of Brighton BA hons Fine Art: Painting 2012-2015 Upcoming: Slade MFA.

Exhibitions in 2021: Grove collective, A future cast in our image, group show, Square Gallery, London. Tilted, group show, Purslane and Wilder Gallery.  Safe as milk, Arusha Gallery, group show. Art for Relief, The Auction Collective, group show. 

Upcoming Exhibitions: The Tub Hackney, group show

Awards: Bloomberg New Contemporary 2016. Bloomberg New Contemporaries and Bluecoat Studio bursary at The Royal Standard, Liverpool, Sept 2017- Sept 2018.


Recommended for you

Jo Dennis, Home Sweet Home, The Auction Collective
25. Jo Dennis
Home Sweet Home
Mixed media, 25 x 36 cm.
Estimate:£600 - 1,000
Auction Ended
Bartlomiej Mateusz Hajduk Farewell to the Auroch, The Auction Collective
28. Bartlomiej Mateusz Hajduk
Farewell to the Auroch
Work on paper, 29.7 x 42 cm.
Estimate:£300 - 500
Auction Ended
Matt Macken
31. Matt Macken
2 Figure Study
Painting, 20 x 25 cm.
Estimate:£380 - 450
Auction Ended
Anna Choutova, Cyprus Plate #1, The Auction Collective
11. Anna Choutova
Cyprus Plate #1
Painting, 18 x 13 cm.
Estimate:£280 - 480
Auction Ended
Be the first to hear about the latest auctions

Your Basket

There are no items in your basket