Judith Brenner

Alchemy 

An exhibition of paintings, drawings, prints and collages by Judith Brenner

17 – 27 October 2018

Workshop on Sat 20 October 10 – 4pm (email gallery for details)

Artist’s talk on Saturday 27 October at 12 noon.

The work has been created using the magic of “alchemy”, each piece is a place of contemplation for the artist using sensuous, gestural marks and bright drizzles of fluorescent colour balanced by earthy underpainting.

“Her recent work is abstract and uses mixed media, drawing on an intense exploration of her emotions and reactions to places, memories and events. This seems to be a very personal and private experience…”

Sylvie Gomenzano, advisor, curator and Chair of the Association of Woman Art Dealers for Rivertribe Magazine 2018

Judith Brenner’s work uses the notion of alchemy, a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination, in order to respond visually to her environment and life experiences. Her paintings are concerned with translating the power of her surroundings through a transmutation of material through process. Empowered by the temporal nature of the raw material terrain, the paintings evolve continuously – her use of rusting metal powders allows her paintings to mirror the ebb and flow of the dynamic landscape.

“My paintings evolve and shift as I have limited control over the chemical reaction that occurs. The changes are subtle, not monumental but my reaction to them in paint is what determines the outcome. I have learnt from collaborating with a number of my contemporaries in both London and Cornwall, new processes combining pigments and metals and continue to search for new experimental ways to create challenging surfaces.” Judith Brenner

Judith Brenner has a BA(Hons) Fine Art Manchester Metropolitan University, and has studied at Newlyn School of Art Mentoring Scheme and Falmouth School of Art Summer Intensives. She held a residency at  Brisons Veor Residency, Cape Cornwall October 2016,  She was shortlisted for the RA Summer Exhibition 2017, NOA 2017, Jackson’s Art Atmospheric Acrylics 2017 and Visual Arts Open 2018.She lives in St Margarets and works from Wimbledon Art Studios

Judith’s work is held in Private Collections in the UK, Australia, US and Israel.