21st Faith

21stfaith

We are a collaborative research project, investigating and questioning faith as a human feeling. 

This publication presents 32 creative projects created for an exhibition in October 2017 at The Workshop, Lambeth. 

21st Faith: Tell us about you and your

practice.

Abi: Abi graduated with a degree in Fine Art

at Leeds College of Art in June 2013,

where she was selected as winner

of the annual ex-student show.

Now based in London, she is

represented by Saatchi Art. Her paintings

sell internationally, and she has completed

a number of public commissions, working

with the likes of TfL and Leeds City Council.

Abi also works as editorial assistant and

assistant copy editor for The Saatchi Gallery

Magazine: Art & Music.

Abi works with acrylic paint

and varnish as her prime materials.

She works with no pre-conceived aesthetic

in mind, subconsciously creating her

paintings by layering through spontaneous

and expressive gestures; enabling

an organic process to her work.

What drew you to take part in 21st Faith?

How is faith important to you and your

practice?

I was drawn to 21st Faith due to my passion

and dedication to develop my practice,

whilst collaborating with other artists

to combine ideas and concepts in a variety

of media. I also look forward to presenting

these ideas as a group within an exhibition

space and to appeal to a varied audience.

Faith as a theme, can take on many

forms. As an abstract painter I aim to

interpret such themes in an ambiguous

way, keeping the subject loose and elusive

for the viewer, but also keeping it in

the forefront of my mind as I apply paint

to the surface. Faith to me, implies hope

and trust in a system or belief and this is

something I experiment with through

the use of colour and the juxtaposition

between light and dark on a surface.

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