Georgia Peskett Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Georgia Peskett has a studio on the edge of the Peak District near to Sheffield. Her paintings and prints are in a number of notable private and public collections worldwide. She regularly exhibits her work nationally and internationally. Selected for The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Masters Intaglio show at Bankside, Art on a Postcard, The Harley Open and Small Print International.

My practice is painting with oil on silk and Intaglio Mezzotint printmaking. It is work that examines everyday images. These paintings and prints at first may appear representational. On closer analyses you can find references to Darwin's theory of natural selection. Disguised is a series of works I have been developing since 2015, paintings and mezzotint etchings that reflect my interest in the myriad disguises in society and nature.

The disguise of self becomes the recurring theme. My work explores clothing and make-up as a façade also with a protective role. Images from the high street and passengers commuting question our identity in contemporary society. Women shopping, make-up promotions and reflections in department stores, a distorted and dark focus on consumer desires.

I apply paint and wax to layers of primed silk; inspired by found images and photographs I have taken. I hand print the mezzotint etchings in low editions.

Artwork

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Woman on Escalator

Images from the high street and passengers commuting question our identity in contemporary society.

Oil on Silk on board See more

Commuters I

Images from the high street and passengers commuting question our identity in contemporary society.

Oil on Silk on board See more

Woman Underground II

Images from the high street and passengers commuting question our identity in contemporary society.

Oil on Silk on Stretcher See more

New Coat

The work explores clothing and make-up as a façade also with a protective role.

Oil on Silk on Stretcher See more

Past projects

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Small World Group Exhibition of Small Work

Group Exhibition of Contemporary Small Works Exhibition open every Saturday 11am to 5pm until 13th August and will be part of the MANIFEST programme which coincides with the 2017 Manchester International Festival.

08/07/2017 PSMirabel, Manchester See more

Harley Open Biennale

The Harley Open gives us an exciting insight into what Britain’s artists are making now. We love getting entries from established artists but it’s just as important to us to see work by people who are just starting out, or maybe haven’t shown their work in a gallery very much before. We get entries that are serious or funny, detailed or abstract, traditional or really wacky! It’s the diversity that makes the Open so successful, it gets a lot of visitors and we are able to sell many of the entries for our artists Lisa Gee, Director of The Harley Gallery

24/06/2017 The Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire See more
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