An Exhibition featuring the cathartic work of local emerging Artist, Harrie Dearing.
This Exhibition will feature Work from a range of Harrie’s collections including; The Raw Armoury, Disordered, Insomnia Abstracts and Expressionist Tales.
The Featured paintings explore the transformative and healing power of Art, for both its creator and its audience.
“Amidst our turbulent world of overwhelming pressures. Art is the Antidote."
Harrie is a Swindon based Artist, specialising in highly immersive and expressionist paintings. Her work has an intuitive and playful relationship with colour, texture and proximity.
The Raw Armoury
A Collection of Expressional nudes, created with chalk, charcoal, acrylic and metallic paint, on stretched canvasses.
The Collection is inspired by my own complex relationship with my body. The Nudes are created to celebrate the beauty of our imperfections with not only positivity but with pride.
Change often disguises itself as destruction and this is true even in our flesh. During puberty my body seemed to erupt with stretchmarks and these scars have stayed with me. Over time the red scars have healed and transformed into silver patterns gilded into my skin. Inspiring Kintsugi Marks. This was the first piece of work I created as part of Raw Armoury, a collection of nudes, exploring the raw power of the female form.
A collection of Abstract Expressionist Portraits. Created with Acrylic and up cycled emulsion paint on stretched canvas.
In 2019 i was diagnosed with non-epileptic attack disorder. This was a very sudden and unexpected change to my life and I began having seizures multiple times a day. These seizures are supposed to be caused by the brain responding to thoughts, memories, emotions or sensations related to a past trauma.
Throughout the collection I have used Expressionism to capture the sensations experienced amidst my seizures and the mental battle that continues to surround them. The abstract faces have been painted in free flow over a complex web of synapses, illustrating, alienation, dissociation, anxiety and the complex nature of our mental health.