Georgina Ottaway Suffolk, United Kingdom
I am a Fine Art graduate residing in Suffolk. During university I developed my practice to be heavily based on portraiture with a focus on my family. Using a variety of surfaces as my canvas allows me to create a deeper meaning within my artworks.
Portraiture is the substance of my practice. Incorporating memories and my family with found objects. Consisting of doors, scaffolding boards and slate which I use as my ‘canvas’. The ‘canvases’ usually have deeper meaning that link to the person within the piece. In 2017, I painted a portrait of my father onto an old door. The chipped paint and deterioration in the wood linked to my father’s scars on his chest from multiple heart operations. Through making the object and meaning behind the portrait being more significant than the portrait itself, this is seen as a piece of conceptual art. The use of oil paints is dominant within my work as this is the way I create texture with palette knives applying thick layers within the painting allowing the paint to appear flesh-like. Colour in my paintings are mixed to create the skin tones, using blues and greens when needed to create cool shadows. My subjects within the portraits are members of my family as the importance of family and memories run throughout my practice. ‘Compared to photography, memory’s records are full of gaps’ (Kracauer, 1924, 45), my work mixes photography with memories with an outcome of portraits.
10/06/2017 to 11/06/2017
Group of local artists exhibiting work in the church.
|Stoke By Clare Church, Stoke By Clare, Suffolk||Details|
05/05/2017 to 10/05/2017
Group of 6 fine art students at University of Lincoln created an exhibition revolving around the idea of ‘the home’.
|Lincoln High Street, Lincoln||Details|
13/01/2017 to 21/01/2017
The same people who created 'Response' created an exhibition at Surface gallery, Nottingham
|Surface Gallery, Nottingham, Nottingham||Details|
10/12/2016 to 15/12/2016
A group of second year university students created a site responsive exhibition at St Mary Le Wigford Church in Lincoln.
|Mary Le Wigford Church, Lincoln, Lincoln||Details|
Open Art and Sculpture Exhibition 2016
15/11/2016 to 15/01/2017
Group exhibition for artist to submit work. I won the student prize.
|2021 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe, Scunthorpe||Details|