Alice Gavin Atashkar

Joined Artfinder: Nov. 2021

Artworks for sale: 21

United Kingdom

About Alice Gavin Atashkar

 
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  • Biography
    What drives me to create art? I’m a London based painter, passionate about the therapeutic power of creativity and nature. I hope my art whispers the viewer towards a portal of “heavenly realms” which for me "is like a moment clothed in a thin veil - an irridescent bubble… it’s both there and-not-there …an inner peace where time is suspended… awe and wonder awakened…. JOY fizzes like an effervescent".

    Celtic traditions speak of “Thin places” that is; the spaces where the feeling of heaven is closer than usual. When I was a child, I recall the sensation of being in a garden foraging and admiring little bugs, plants, trees, leaves, intrigued by the ornate design of nature. I would get intense moments where I would feel the closeness of something more powerful, more incredible than me. Now, in everything I create I'm returned to moments - seeking “thin spaces”; "heavenly realms" drawing on the wisdom and therapeutic power found in the creative process and seen in nature.

    Allowing the creative process to dictate, each painting almost paints itself, starting with a process of multiple layers, colour pops and texture to dictate the overall result with detours of scratching in, washing off, drips and bubbles. Texture forms so the paintings take on a 3D aspect. This creative process is both intuitive and led, abstract and yet contained within the inferred inherent cycle found in nature. 

    In creating these paintings, part representational, part imagined, part memory and part revelation, I am learning about the inherent joy held in any given moment, in any given season. Accessible in any place and any time, through the slowing down, the noticing, the mindfulness of embracing the moment for what it is. My hope is that this is just the beginning of a co-created story - it continues in the minds eye of the viewer, transcending into the homes where the paintings belong.

    So to summarise, painting is a very visceral, deep, therapeutic part of my practice and offers me a mindful and peaceful inner sanctuary, and I hope it offers the viewer a chance to continue that story on. 
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    Event: Ongoing The Bakery, Angel, Islington

    Dates: Sept. 27, 2023 - Nov. 30, 2023

    Venue: The Bakery Art Gallery, 6 Charlton Place, Angel, Islington, London

    I’ve joined The Bakery Gallery, 6 Charlton Place, Camden Passage, Islington. Check out instagram @thebakeryartportobello! 5 min walk from Angel tube (Northern Line). Artist led gallery, also in Portobello rd, Notting Hill. The gallery will always be run by artists, come along to say hi !

    Event: Affordable Art Fair, London

    Dates: March 8, 2023 - March 13, 2023

    Venue: Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

    March 8th - 13th: Affordable Art Fair Battersea. Contemporary Art from hundreds of galleries based in London and abroad. Something for everyone, a plethora of visual treats awaits!

    Event: Roys Art Fair

    Dates: Nov. 25, 2022 - Nov. 28, 2022

    Venue: Roys Art Fair, Roys Art Fair, BargeHouse Near OXO Tower, Barge House St, South Bank, London, SE19PH

    November 25-28 ‘21 Roys Art Fair, BargeHouse Near OXO Tower, Barge House St, South Bank, London, SE19PH Opening times: Private View Thursday 25th November 5pm-8:30pm / Friday 26th November 12-7pm / Saturday 27th November 11am-7pm Sunday 28th November 11am-5pm Nearest tubes: Waterloo, Southwark, Blackfriars. Carpark at Noon Street & Cornwall road. Special day rate £5.30 For FREE tickets see www.roysartfair.com

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Event: Ongoing The Bakery, Angel, Islington

Dates: Sept. 27, 2023 - Nov. 30, 2023

Venue: The Bakery Art Gallery, 6 Charlton Place, Angel, Islington, London

I’ve joined The Bakery Gallery, 6 Charlton Place, Camden Passage, Islington. Check out instagram @thebakeryartportobello! 5 min walk from Angel tube (Northern Line). Artist led gallery, also in Portobello rd, Notting Hill. The gallery will always be run by artists, come along to say hi !

Event: Affordable Art Fair, London

Dates: March 8, 2023 - March 13, 2023

Venue: Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

March 8th - 13th: Affordable Art Fair Battersea. Contemporary Art from hundreds of galleries based in London and abroad. Something for everyone, a plethora of visual treats awaits!

Event: Roys Art Fair

Dates: Nov. 25, 2022 - Nov. 28, 2022

Venue: Roys Art Fair, Roys Art Fair, BargeHouse Near OXO Tower, Barge House St, South Bank, London, SE19PH

November 25-28 ‘21 Roys Art Fair, BargeHouse Near OXO Tower, Barge House St, South Bank, London, SE19PH Opening times: Private View Thursday 25th November 5pm-8:30pm / Friday 26th November 12-7pm / Saturday 27th November 11am-7pm Sunday 28th November 11am-5pm Nearest tubes: Waterloo, Southwark, Blackfriars. Carpark at Noon Street & Cornwall road. Special day rate £5.30 For FREE tickets see www.roysartfair.com


 

Biography

What drives me to create art? I’m a London based painter, passionate about the therapeutic power of creativity and nature. I hope my art whispers the viewer towards a portal of “heavenly realms” which for me "is like a moment clothed in a thin veil - an irridescent bubble… it’s both there and-not-there …an inner peace where time is suspended… awe and wonder awakened…. JOY fizzes like an effervescent".

Celtic traditions speak of “Thin places” that is; the spaces where the feeling of heaven is closer than usual. When I was a child, I recall the sensation of being in a garden foraging and admiring little bugs, plants, trees, leaves, intrigued by the ornate design of nature. I would get intense moments where I would feel the closeness of something more powerful, more incredible than me. Now, in everything I create I'm returned to moments - seeking “thin spaces”; "heavenly realms" drawing on the wisdom and therapeutic power found in the creative process and seen in nature.

Allowing the creative process to dictate, each painting almost paints itself, starting with a process of multiple layers, colour pops and texture to dictate the overall result with detours of scratching in, washing off, drips and bubbles. Texture forms so the paintings take on a 3D aspect. This creative process is both intuitive and led, abstract and yet contained within the inferred inherent cycle found in nature. 

In creating these paintings, part representational, part imagined, part memory and part revelation, I am learning about the inherent joy held in any given moment, in any given season. Accessible in any place and any time, through the slowing down, the noticing, the mindfulness of embracing the moment for what it is. My hope is that this is just the beginning of a co-created story - it continues in the minds eye of the viewer, transcending into the homes where the paintings belong.

So to summarise, painting is a very visceral, deep, therapeutic part of my practice and offers me a mindful and peaceful inner sanctuary, and I hope it offers the viewer a chance to continue that story on.