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Bernadette Koranteng

Joined Artfinder: Sept. 2014

Artworks for sale: 15

(3)

United Kingdom

About Bernadette Koranteng

 
 
  • Biography
    The strength, beauty and diversity of the human form fascinates and inspires me, whether I am working intuitively directly from the figure or creating a narrative composition. I love experimenting with and combining materials to create interesting, expressive surfaces. In my work I often combine collage and drawing materials with layers of oil glazes to create rich texture and luminous colour. I have explored a number of themes, always trying to express a personal narrative. Stories such as the 'Lovers' series and the 'Urban Madonna' series are told symbolically, allowing the viewer to connect with and respond to elements which are significant to them. Recent work explores childhood memories, family relationships and cultural influences. My tastes and influences in Art are extremely broad, ranging from Renaissance Art to Contemporary Street Art - Art must be more than just technique and decoration, it must give something to the viewer which cannot be explained. 
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  • Education

    1996 - 1998

    University of Sunderland

    1981 - 1984

    Royal Academy Schools

    1977 - 1980

    Gwent College of higher Education

  • Awards

    1984

    Sir James Knott Award

    Travel scholarship

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    1983

    Winsor and Newton Award

    RA Student Premiums

    1983

    British Institute Award

    Student Award

    1982

    Sir Eric Kennington Award

    Drawing Award

    1981

    Heinz and Anna Kroch Award

    Student award
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: Bernadette Koranteng Solo Exhibition

    Dates: July 11, 2015 - July 31, 2015

    Venue: Spennymoor Gallery, Spennymoor, Durham

    Solo show featuring the 'Urban Madonna' series. I've been working on this theme for the past two years and will be showing several finished pieces along with sketches and supporting pieces. Mixed-media Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Sculpture. Contact me to be added to Private View Guest List.

    Event: Summer Show

    Dates: July 22, 2014 - Aug. 19, 2014

    Venue: The Congregational Gallery, Rothbury

    a collection of Oil paintings and drawings

    Event: In Dreams

    Dates: Dec. 13, 2013 - Jan. 31, 2014

    Venue: Customs House, South Shields

    Sculptural work depicting a decaying wedding dress

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Education

1996 - 1998

University of Sunderland

1981 - 1984

Royal Academy Schools

1977 - 1980

Gwent College of higher Education


Awards

1984

Sir James Knott Award

Travel scholarship

Show more awardsHide

1983

Winsor and Newton Award

RA Student Premiums

1983

British Institute Award

Student Award

1982

Sir Eric Kennington Award

Drawing Award

1981

Heinz and Anna Kroch Award

Student award

There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: Bernadette Koranteng Solo Exhibition

Dates: July 11, 2015 - July 31, 2015

Venue: Spennymoor Gallery, Spennymoor, Durham

Solo show featuring the 'Urban Madonna' series. I've been working on this theme for the past two years and will be showing several finished pieces along with sketches and supporting pieces. Mixed-media Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Sculpture. Contact me to be added to Private View Guest List.

Event: Summer Show

Dates: July 22, 2014 - Aug. 19, 2014

Venue: The Congregational Gallery, Rothbury

a collection of Oil paintings and drawings

Event: In Dreams

Dates: Dec. 13, 2013 - Jan. 31, 2014

Venue: Customs House, South Shields

Sculptural work depicting a decaying wedding dress


 

Biography

The strength, beauty and diversity of the human form fascinates and inspires me, whether I am working intuitively directly from the figure or creating a narrative composition. I love experimenting with and combining materials to create interesting, expressive surfaces. In my work I often combine collage and drawing materials with layers of oil glazes to create rich texture and luminous colour. I have explored a number of themes, always trying to express a personal narrative. Stories such as the 'Lovers' series and the 'Urban Madonna' series are told symbolically, allowing the viewer to connect with and respond to elements which are significant to them. Recent work explores childhood memories, family relationships and cultural influences. My tastes and influences in Art are extremely broad, ranging from Renaissance Art to Contemporary Street Art - Art must be more than just technique and decoration, it must give something to the viewer which cannot be explained. 
 
 
 
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