This month's featured artist
A London-based artist, discovered painting in her mid-30’s and, without any formal training, managed to find her own inimitable style by creating unique figurative art.
It all started a couple of years ago, when after a struggle with depression, she picked up the pencil and painting brush at the recommendation of her doctor and started sketching family and friends.
Oana is predominately a figurative and portrait artist who incorporates strong graphic elements in her work. Her expressive mixed media works combine acrylics, ink, paint markers and paper all applied in an equally diverse manner using brushes, fingers, paint rollers and paper to create expressive and striking imagery.
Her unique style can be recognised from the combination of natural flowing lines with harsh diagonals, clean crisp areas of colour with layered messy paint and cut out paper. The finished works are a mix of modern and almost futuristic look, whilst still managing to retain a raw traditional aesthetic. She is influenced and inspired by diverse sources including; Fashion, Pop Art, Street Art , Cubism, Art Nouveau, Modernism and Constructivism, all pulled together to create stylised works.
Oana would love to hear from you if you have any questions or would just like to chat to her about her work. Get in touch via email any time:
THE EXHIBIT 12 COLLECTIVE
We are a group of local artists and creatives who have come together to create a unique online event showcasing our latest work over 7 days. Working in resin to oils, clay and ceramics, collages, prints or pen and ink, our subject matter ranges from portraits and still life to brutalist architecture.
The artists of Exhibit12 hope to provide you with a varied and exciting collection to browse through and want to use this online exhibition as a way of introducing our group of artists to our local community. Many of us additionally see this exhibition as an opportunity to test out some new ideas, as well as an opportunity to continue developing an ongoing body of work. Participating in Exhibit12 whilst being in second lockdown, after dealing with the effects of Covid measures during the course of 2020, has brought us new focus, inspiration and the motivation to pursue what makes us happy and fulfilled. We couldn’t imagine a better place to showcase this new work than in our local community, which has supported and encouraged so many of us artists - we hope that this exhibition will provide a tiny escape from all the stresses and anxiety life is bringing at the moment.
We love to make connections and hear your thoughts on our work, so do get in touch with any of us if you fancy it, and follow our hashtag #CPexhibit_12 over the next few days to see features on each of the artists. We will be sharing posts and clips about our processes and work.
The exhibition will be online from the 30th of November to the 6th of December 2020
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