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Beautiful Brutalism (National Theatre IX) Photograph - Limited Edition of 15

Amelia Lancaster

United Kingdom

Photography, Color on Paper

Size: 19.7 W x 25.6 H x 0 D in

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Concrete Compositiona and Architectural Abstraction Signed Limited Edition 3/15 pigment based archival inks on 310gsm cartridge paper (German Etching) 50 x 65cm (includes 10cm border) The rigour of my architectural and set design training has been a formative influence on my work. My study of these fields has given me the discipline and formal understanding to execute my ideas, and fostered a habit for continual revision, reworking, and refinement of my artistic subject. The ‘Beautiful Brutalism’ series transform the iconic architecture of London’s Southbank through spatial abstraction. A longstanding fascination and appreciation for Brutalist architecture make these buildings a favourite subject of my work. It is the infinite potential for transformation, abstraction, and inversion – and the beauty derived from these – that has caused me to return repeatedly to these sites. Contrast and colour are manipulated to accentuate shapes and structures, creating new abstract concrete compositions from the angular National Theatre and its vicinities.

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Photography:Color on Paper

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:15

Size:19.7 W x 25.6 H x 0 D in

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Amelia Lancaster originally trained as an architect and set designer before becoming an artist and photographer. She won a National Set Design Competition to work at the BBC and worked as an Art Director before becoming an artist. Since November 2018 she has been Artist in Residence for the London Borough of Brent on The South Kilburn Housing Estate. She is documenting the urban transformation of the area during an extensive period of regeneration through exclusive access to all the empty blocks, demolition, and construction sites. This combines her interests in Brutalist Architecture and Modernist Housing Estates. Recent work from these endeavours was exhibited at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2019, Ashurst Emerging Artist Exhibition 2019 and The London Festival of Architecture 2020. Amelia’s work has also been shown at The Proud Gallery and The Courtauld Institute East Wing Biennial and this year at The Bhavan and Open Eye Galleries. In 2019 Amelia was commissioned by Brent Council to take a series of portraits to celebrate the lives of Brent council tenants for The Addison Act Centenary commemorating 100 years of council homes and the start of social housing. These were exhibited at the Brent Civic Centre with The Chartered Institute of Housing. In 2019 she was invited by FUBUNATION to collaborate on an exhibition at the Roundhouse fusing movement and imagery. This work was later shown at Velorose in partnership with The Whitechapel Gallery’s First Thursdays. Amelia’s Southbank work transforms architecture through spatial abstraction. Contrast and colours are manipulated to accentuate shapes and structure, creating ambiguous spaces and new concrete compositions. Colour is used to flatten the image and negative space is also sometimes explored to locate latent configurations beyond the human eye. Where her Southbank series places a strong emphasis on form, and is consciously non-figurative, her regeneration work examines the interface between architecture and its inhabitants with particular reference to the South Kilburn Estate.

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