Amanda Houchen

Artist Statement

Amanda Houchen’s paintings seek to convey a sense of dislocation, conveying spaces and characters that are at once familiar yet difficult to put into any one context, so creating a schism in the way in which we view things. This sense of dislocation is emphasised by disrupting certain planes within the composition, through a change in the pace of the painting, flatness or depth. The settings she explores have an artificial quality and lend themselves to being painted in a certain way – these are often mysterious claustrophobic interior spaces, with strong tones of light and dark. Source imagery for her work includes the more obscure and choreographed settings of burlesque, cabaret or circus, where people adopt theatrical roles and there’s the element of masquerade.

Exhibitions

Artwork

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