Donna Coleman West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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I am a Leeds based visual artist, with a studio at Aire Place Studios. I am interested in psychology and explore the human psyche through expressionst drawing and painting.

My work is driven by a fascination in the human condition in it's most fragile state. I use distortion and disfigurement to disrupt normal figurative or portraiture to reveal the hidden self: looking beyond the mask of flesh and bone to reveal an undercurrent of raw emotions flowing beneath. Visual intensity and contrast of palette are important to me. My practice is very focused on drawing, with paint and painting added as an enhancing element, rather than a seperate activity.

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The Prussian Blues, Oil on paper, 2017, £280

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Between blue and grey, Felt tip pen, oil paint and graphite on canvas., 2017, £200

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The quietness, Biro pen and graphite on paper., 2017, £250

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Not speaking but listening, Biro pen and acrylic on paper, 2016

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Trauma, Biro pen and acrylic on paper, 2017

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It's too dark, Biro pen on paper, 2017, £160

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Empty, Biro pen on paper, 2017, £280

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Some parts are missing, Biro pen on paper, 2017, £250

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Fault Lines, Biro pen and graphite on paper, 2017, £250

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Past projects

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BAS8 Newspaper '#7SecondTour'

20/11/2015 to 26/11/2015

#7SecondTour is a 12 page newspaper produced in response to a Leeds gallery tour by Leeds based university students, practicing artists and community members from South Leeds. Over a two-day period this project involved collective visits to 4 exhibitions, The British Art Show 8, Home Address, Object Lessons and Surface to Air, across 4 venues,...

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The Place And Memory Project

01/07/2013 to 01/10/2013

A group of eight Leeds based artists were mentored through group crits, 1-2-1 portfolio sessions, workshops and collective site research to develop new work for an exhibition and publication to accomplish personal and professional goals.

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Art Walk/TrailCommissionCompetitionContemporary art fairExhibitionJournal/PublicationMentoringOpen studiosResidencyStudio spacesWorkshop
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DrawingInstallationPaintingPhotography
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AbstractExperimentalFigurativeMemoryPortrait