Kirsty Riddell

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Kirsty studied painting at Camberwell College of Art, graduating in 2013. Her art practice has always involved creating kaleidoscopic and fragmented fantasy worlds. This has been expressed in a range of media; painting, collage, photography, film and laterally drawing. She has a keen interest in community art and collaborating with other artists where shared ideas in an interdisciplinary approach can be explored.

Kirsty’s designs are drawn from her conscious and subconscious thoughts. They flow from a meditative state, focusing and clarifying her mind whilst blurring the lines between fantasy and reality. They are inspired by observing and responding to the world around her; shapes, colours, patterns, emotions, and sounds for example. With this specific style of working, she doesn’t have a pre-conceived idea of what the overall image will look like, allowing the process to unravel and for the piece to find its own conclusion. This mindful approach feeds her art practice. Kirsty’s most recent and ongoing project, ‘Yellow Brick Road’ questions identity and which path to take in a vibrant city like London, where the range of choice can feel overwhelming and exciting at the same time.

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