Alice Walter

Alice Walter studied Fine Art (Painting) at University of Brighton. After graduating (BA Hons) in 2014 she won a Graduate Residency at Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.

In 2013 she was Glyndebourne Young Artist in Residence and for two years she own The Charlie and Arabella Bridge Bursary Award (2012-13).

Alice Walter has exhibited in 'Close', Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent (2015); Haus, Holloway, London (2015); Harry Barry Gary, From Somewhere Studio, London (2014); Paint Like You Mean it, Interview Room 11, Edinburgh (2014); Glyndebourne Young Artist in Residence, Glyndebourne (2013).

 

She says of her work

 

"I want to articulate the sensible but that which seems non-sensible within a system of language. Like a weird dream or the way a thought is formed, the inescapably sentimental, bruised or strange is not glossed over, and neither is the dumbness of honesty or humour or that which is too quiet to be exciting. The vague suggestions and connotations in each work seek to act as pathways in which I hope conjure a different way of seeing, or an understanding that different ways of seeing can be pursued in the medium of painting– even if just by its sticky mind-set regardless of physical medium.

Its viscosity in thought mirrors the way that different things get caught up in each other, things around us that are declared to occupy supposedly separate territories and realms. In reality they echo and repeat, overlap and remind and find warmth in so doing. The inescapability of sentimentality is the knot that leads to more knots, but it is also the vehicle for seeing as it feels intuitively rather than studies abstractedly. I want to probe into the sentimentality I attach to various freedoms and restrictions as I cast a medium through the whims of spontaneity and chance through and within its present sensibility in the material."

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