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she flew to escape (V) Painting

Daisy Billowes

Isle of Man

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 12 W x 16.1 H x 1.4 D in

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This painting is a sketch for a larger piece that comments on the ideas of Medea escaping from Zeus's persecution. She transforms into first a hawk, so she can flee from above, seeing the danger below. When that is too much for her and still feels like she can't escape, she morphs into a leopard, so she can run away. Finally, when out running is doing her no good, she transforms again, again, again into something so small she can only think it's so small she will not be caught: an ant.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

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Size:12 W x 16.1 H x 1.4 D in

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Daisy Billowes is a Manx based artist, raised in Athens. She studied at Newcastle University (2015) and the Royal College of Art, London (2017). Two of her upcoming shows include ‘Entrevues’ in Annecy, France, as well as her inclusion in The Other Art Fair, London in October. Daisy has recently finished working on a body of work funded by the Manx Art Council on local folklore and mythology. This past year, she has exhibited at Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair in London, and has just finished a month-long residency in London with Unit 1 Gallery Workshop called ‘Radical Residency VII’. In 2020, Daisy had a solo exhibition four disproportionately sized chambers at The Stone Space, London and a joint show with fellow artist Julia Marco-Campmany Reckless Rawness at Coleman Project Space, London (2019). Billowes has also taken part in numerous group shows including Exceptional, Collyer Bristow Gallery (19-20), The London Ultra, Bargehouse (2019), Summer Group Show, The Muse Gallery London (2019), Super Super, Kingsgate Project Space, (2017). Billowes has worked with numerous organisations delivering workshops and talks such as Friday Island in Luxembourg and Control-c, a 2-day master print workshop with Newcastle University and Symposium: The Relevance of Print in Contemporary Art Education with the International Print Biennale. She has been awarded the East London Printmakers Residency 2018, the Bluewolf Scholarship, and been shortlisted for The Muse Residency among others. Her multi-disciplined practice opens up a debate between female restraints within mythical narrative, the qualities of digital media and technology through tactile mark-making and creates questions about works viewed post-internet age and the tricky landscape that they now inhabit.

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