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Melissa Hartley

Joined Artfinder: Aug. 2019

Artworks for sale: 9

(4)

United Kingdom

About Melissa Hartley

 
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  • Biography

    I have always been interested in the surface of the modern city and the kind of colours it generates, focusing on architectural lines, shapes and their colour palettes. It is important for me to capture ephemeral moments that others could overlook, drawing attention to objects and interesting forms. Each work offers a distinct colour palette based on actual geographic locations and acts as a way of restoring moments in new abstracting ways. Geometry, form and colour are the foundation of my artistic practice and inform my work’s development. Focusing predominantly on 2D image-making my work tends to rely upon photographic interpretation, while photography is involved in the process, I believe painting is far more beautiful and sublime than a photograph could ever be. With the use of paint, I aim to use colour as a means of controlling and directing the eye, challenging the viewer to perceive the work that is in front of them. 


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  • Education

    2015 - 2019

    Central Saint Martins

    2014 - 2015

    Leeds College of Art

  • Awards

    2019

    Hix Award

    People's Choice Award.
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: SHOW OFF

    Dates: Feb. 17, 2020 - Feb. 22, 2020

    Venue: The Menier Gallery, Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU

    This show was to bring together graduates from UAL to show in a group exhibition again.

    Event: Art on a Postcard - International Women's Day 2020

    Dates: Feb. 1, 2020 - March 2, 2020

    Venue: The AllBright, Mayfair

    Art on a Postcard auction for International Women’s Day (IWD). It was to raise money to eliminate hepatitis C in women’s prisons. I donated four postcard-sized artworks for the auction.

    Event: Slow Burn

    Dates: Jan. 17, 2020 - Feb. 8, 2020

    Venue: The Auxiliary, 31 Station St, Middlesbrough TS1 1SR, United Kingdom

    A group exhibition showing artits who explore ideas of geometry, shape, form and pattern. Slow Burn implies a longer process of accessing and processing visual information, allowing the structures and patterns to unfold.

    Event: Auction Collective x Motley - THE CROSSOVER

    Dates: Oct. 9, 2019 - Oct. 12, 2019

    Venue: Candid Arts Gallery, 3-5 Torrens St, London EC1V 1NQ, London, UK

    Auction Collective joined forces with the anti-ordinary jewellery label Motley London to present an immersive art experience - The Crossover. The auction took place on the 10th October.

    Event: Hix Award

    Dates: Sept. 14, 2019 - Nov. 10, 2019

    Venue: Hix Art, 32 Rivington St, Hackney, London EC2A 3LX

    Since the award’s inception in 2013, it has rapidly achieved a nationally renowned reputation as one of London’s most sensational emerging art awards. Widely praised for its scope, quality, and variety, The HIX Award is at the forefront of the emerging art scene in the UK today.

    Event: VIBRANCY A CELEBRATION OF COLOUR IN CONTEMPORARY BRITISH ART

    Dates: July 16, 2019 - Aug. 23, 2019

    Venue: Brownsword Hepworth, Chelsea, London

    Summer Exhibition

Professional Plan
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Links


Education

2015 - 2019

Central Saint Martins

2014 - 2015

Leeds College of Art


Awards

2019

Hix Award

People's Choice Award.

There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: SHOW OFF

Dates: Feb. 17, 2020 - Feb. 22, 2020

Venue: The Menier Gallery, Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU

This show was to bring together graduates from UAL to show in a group exhibition again.

Event: Art on a Postcard - International Women's Day 2020

Dates: Feb. 1, 2020 - March 2, 2020

Venue: The AllBright, Mayfair

Art on a Postcard auction for International Women’s Day (IWD). It was to raise money to eliminate hepatitis C in women’s prisons. I donated four postcard-sized artworks for the auction.

Event: Slow Burn

Dates: Jan. 17, 2020 - Feb. 8, 2020

Venue: The Auxiliary, 31 Station St, Middlesbrough TS1 1SR, United Kingdom

A group exhibition showing artits who explore ideas of geometry, shape, form and pattern. Slow Burn implies a longer process of accessing and processing visual information, allowing the structures and patterns to unfold.

Event: Auction Collective x Motley - THE CROSSOVER

Dates: Oct. 9, 2019 - Oct. 12, 2019

Venue: Candid Arts Gallery, 3-5 Torrens St, London EC1V 1NQ, London, UK

Auction Collective joined forces with the anti-ordinary jewellery label Motley London to present an immersive art experience - The Crossover. The auction took place on the 10th October.

Event: Hix Award

Dates: Sept. 14, 2019 - Nov. 10, 2019

Venue: Hix Art, 32 Rivington St, Hackney, London EC2A 3LX

Since the award’s inception in 2013, it has rapidly achieved a nationally renowned reputation as one of London’s most sensational emerging art awards. Widely praised for its scope, quality, and variety, The HIX Award is at the forefront of the emerging art scene in the UK today.

Event: VIBRANCY A CELEBRATION OF COLOUR IN CONTEMPORARY BRITISH ART

Dates: July 16, 2019 - Aug. 23, 2019

Venue: Brownsword Hepworth, Chelsea, London

Summer Exhibition


 

Biography

I have always been interested in the surface of the modern city and the kind of colours it generates, focusing on architectural lines, shapes and their colour palettes. It is important for me to capture ephemeral moments that others could overlook, drawing attention to objects and interesting forms. Each work offers a distinct colour palette based on actual geographic locations and acts as a way of restoring moments in new abstracting ways. Geometry, form and colour are the foundation of my artistic practice and inform my work’s development. Focusing predominantly on 2D image-making my work tends to rely upon photographic interpretation, while photography is involved in the process, I believe painting is far more beautiful and sublime than a photograph could ever be. With the use of paint, I aim to use colour as a means of controlling and directing the eye, challenging the viewer to perceive the work that is in front of them. 


 
 
 
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