Angela Edwards

Angela Edwards

Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex , United Kingdom

About Angela Edwards

I am a painter living in the UK. I have a studio at West Street Loft in Shoreham, West Sussex.

In the twenty-first century it is always interesting to see a fine artist conflating traditional materials with new technology.  This is the case in the work of Angela Edwards whose prime medium is oil paint on board or canvas and sometimes charcoal on paper, with the methodology of her subject matter coming directly from digital media, such as video, streamed images and often the use of her iPhone. 
 
Angela’s central thesis is connected to a notion of ‘home’, a theme explored from many different perspectives and one she continually returns to.  This ranges from captured images of people returning home from their work environments to the movement of people across continents, namely refugees and asylum seekers – all the representation of people in her work are seeking the solace of home and belonging.  
 

The representation of people moving through defined spaces, also gives focus to the notion, that while we weave in and out of the spaces of our daily life, there is often a lack of consciousness of critical issues that are occurring in the larger world, thus a certain alienation.
 
This is evident through the digital layering and shadowing  of the images, where the ‘real’ is transformed, into a type of hyper-real, namely, a simulacrum, where a work is not presented as a copy of the ‘real’ but becomes, via the transformed image, a truth in it own right.

By Pauline Ford (Art historian)


All work © Angela Edwards 2020
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Education

I finished studying a Ba (hons) in Fine Art and obtained a First class degree in 2014

I am Artistic director for the new Skyway gallery. Curating and hanging exhibitions.

Events

Two paintings selected for the ING Discerning Eye exhibition 2020 ..An international art competition running since 1990.

2020 Derwent art Prize exhibitor.
One of my charcoal drawings will be exhibited at the Derwent Art Prize exhibitions in London and Paris.

Longlisted for the procreate Mother art prize 2020

Through the first round of Saatchi online Places and Spaces showdown 2012.

Exhibitions

Represented by the Hicks gallery, London and Kellie Miller, Brighton

Showcase at KellieMillerArts Gallery in Brighton 8th-24th of July 2017 and Sept 2019

The Towner Gallery,Eastbourne, June 2016
As part of a touring charity exhibition


Solo show
St Pauls Worthing
Feb 2013

'Metaphysical Objectivity in comparison to realism'
One of 8 artists pick to take part in a group show.
Lloyd Gill Gallery
April 2013


Free-Range Exhibition
Old Truman Brewery
Brick Lane
July 2-8th 2014

Islington Contemporary Art and Design Fair
Oct 2014

Worthing Museum
Group Exhibition with Worthing Art Studios
Nov 2014



The Dome
Brighton as part of the group exhibition for Bigheartauction


Open studios @West Street loft
Every second Saturday of the month

Candida Stevens Fine Art Gallery
Part of a group show for The Big Heart Auction
Feb 2016