Date(s) - 06/07/2020 - 21/07/2020
LOCAL ART BY LOCAL ARTISTS
ONLINE EXHIBITION ‘QUARANTINE DIARIES’ BY LAURA ATKINSON: 6 JULY – 21 JULY
Laura Atkinson is an undergraduate student of Fine Art at Ulster University, and most of her work explores the relationship between architectural, man-made and organic forms, between abstract and figurative shapes, using mixed media; photography, acrylic paint, paper stencils, linocuts and digital manipulation, to create wall based collages that challenge perspectives and create an escape from the paradigm of reality, allowing the viewer to share the sense of relief that she encounters while creating the work.
She finds the practice of art profoundly therapeutic, as the creative process allows her to express herself directly and better understand her emotions and experiences through analysis of the work she produces.
Laura says: “During this time of Covid-19 lockdown I have noticed how familiar objects and internal spaces have become surreal, which carries through into how I am feeling about our current predicament. Specific objects have been drawn in an exaggerated way; their normality has been altered through the use of composition, size and colour. At the same time, nature appears to have regained some control over our outside spaces and built environment.”