Rebecca Swainston’s work is expressive, vibrantly colourful and psychologically charged featuring powerful and memorable figures with animals, objects and intricate patterns. Her skilled draughtsmanship shows itself throughout in the vitality and responsiveness of her line and the variety of her mark making.
Rebecca exposes the human condition; its complexity, vulnerability and strength, juxtaposing ideas about physicality with the conscious and subconscious mind. There is a strong narrative throughout the work with many layers of meaning giving the work the ability to fascinate, challenge, hold, and reward the viewer’s attention.
Themes include transformation, misapprehension, transgression, memory and projection, and these ideas are often carried by the presence and characteristics of domestic and feral creatures. The images arise from her own visual and personal experiences and from the beliefs and events in her own and other cultures
Rebecca has a Masters from Chelsea School of Art and a first in Fine-art Printmaking from Winchester School Art. She became teaching fellow and lecturer at Winchester following her MA and continues to mentor both established and emerging artists
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