Ones & Zeros | Portrait Paintings by Rebecca Chitticks on display
Rebecca Chitticks, Sad/Happy, 2018, Oil on canvas, 41x41cm / Courtesy of the Artist
You know it's good when you see a work of art and your first thought is "Damn..." Artist Rebecca Chitticks has managed to create a series of small, yet playful, vibrant, powerful and sensitive paintings, that somehow makes me think of rum punch? Bright, full of flavour, juicy looking, with a kick. On the other hand, the subjects, with their directs stares and eye contact are sharing some sort of non-verbal message for the viewer to decode.
Here's what Rebecca had to say about her work:
"My work seeks to re-balance gaze within portraiture, which is saturated by heterosexual male artists painting and objectifying female subjects. My lived experience as a queer person is integral to the tone of my work, which disrupts the default cis, white, male, heterosexual voice that has dominated the conversation. My portraiture juxtaposes realistically rendered figurative oil painting against vivid abstract backgrounds that relate to and playfully interact with the subject."
Take a look for yourself and let us know what you think of them as the Ones & Zeros Exhibition will be on display at the Genesis Cinema Gallery from January 22nd until February 26th, 2020.
Left: Rebecca Chitticks, Flump, 2019, Oil on canvas, 41x41cm / Courtesy of the Artist Right: Rebecca Chitticks, Never Know, 2018, Oil on canvas, 41x41cm / Courtesy of the Artist
Rebecca Chitticks is a figurative painter based in East London. They received a BA (hons) in Fine Art from the University of the Creative Arts, Farnham. Their paintings ‘Slushie’ and ‘CMYK’ were shortlisted for the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2017 and The Harley Gallery Open 2017 respectively. This year ‘Slushie’ was sought by the Canadian publisher Marchand de Feuilles to be used as the cover artwork for the reprint of Daniel Zomparelli’s debut novel.
Top: Rebecca Chitticks, Fruit Salad, 2017, Oil on canvas, 41x41cm. Middle Left: Rebecca Chitticks, Silly String, 2019, Oil on canvas, 41x41cm Middle Right: Rebecca Chitticks, Hiatus in Gold, 2017, Oil on canvas, 41x41cm. Bottom: Rebecca Chitticks, The Surprise, 2018, Oil on canvas, 41x41cm / All courtesy of the Artist
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