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33. Kirsty Simmons

Retreat

Estimate: £960 - 1,500

The Auction Collective x DegreeArt - Lot 33, Kirsty Simmons, Retreat

Signed (on the reverse)
Oil on wood panel
74 x 69 x 3 cm.
Painted in 2019

The artist begins her work by digitally merging photographs and colour gradients through various computer programmes before handpainting the final image onto canvas. As a result, Retreat depicts a fictional stage set made up of images from multiple worlds. 

By composing a scene which feels deliberately fabricated and unnatural, Retreat discredits the lavish, extravagant lives portrayed in advertising - an area that has fascinated the artist.

Aesthetic perfection is explored through the surface of this piece, incorporating multiple layers of gesso to prime the surface, a roller to apply paint, and masking tape to achieve clean, straight lines.

Kirsty Simmons is also including Sunshine Coast in the auction. 

The Auction Collective x DegreeArt - Lot 33, Kirsty Simmons, Retreat

08 Aug Aug 08

Bankside Hotel, 2 Blackfriars Rd, SE1 9JU