After graduating with a BA (hons) in Fine Art Painting in 2014, Angela now works from her studio at West Street Loft in Shoreham.
In the twenty first century it is always interesting to see a fine artist conflating traditional materials with new technology. This the case in the work of Angela Edwards whose prime mediums are oil paint on board or canvas and charcoal on paper, with the methodology of her subject matter coming directly from digital media, such as video, streamed images and often the use of her iPhone.
Angela's central thesis is connected to a notion of "home", a theme explored from many different perspectives and one she continually returns to. This ranges from captured images of people returning home from their work environments to the movement of people across continents, namely refugees and asylum seekers - all the representation of people in her work are seeking solace of home and belonging.
The representation of people moving through defined spaces also gives focus to the notion that while we weave in and out of the spaces of our daily life, there is often a lack of consciousness of critical issues that are occurring in the larger world, thus a certain alienation.
This is evident through the digital layering and shadowing of the images where the "real" is transformed into a type of Hyper-real, namely, a simulacrum where a work is not presented as a copy of the "real" but becomes, via the transformed image, a truth in its own right.
Pauline Ford (Art historian)
Commute III Charcoal on Fabriano paper 54.5 x 46.5 cms framed SOLD
Commute IV Charcoal on Fabriano paper 50 x 65.5 cms framed
Waterloo Mixed media on canvas 40 x 30 cms unframed
On the way Mixed media on canvas 40 x 30 cms unframed
Anonymous III Mixed media on canvas 40 x 30 cms unframed