Amanda Houchen has a Masters in Fine Art from City and Guilds School for Art and has recently completed the onsite course at Turps and Banana.
Her recent paintings tap into a sense of otherness; worlds within worlds, mirroring and yet upsetting what is outside. She’s keen to create spaces that can't easily be put into context, exploring settings that convey a sense of artifice; mysterious, disorientating, and kaleidoscopic.
Through the use of vivid, illuminating colour, shape and pattern, She confronts the viewer with the ambiguous; creating a sense of tension by playing with surface, texture, light and dark.
Amanda Houchen is interested in exploring the possibilities and limitations of paint - how applying it in particular ways can create a sense of dislocation, calling into question certain fundamental concepts such as space, time and identity.
She has exhibited at The Affordable Art Fair and The London Art Fair, as well as group exhibitions including The Ingram Collection Young Contemporary Talent Purchase Prize and Exceptional, Collyer Bristow. She has been shortlisted for Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Threadneedle and John Moores.