Deptford does Art presents ‘London United’, an exhibition of bold colourful portraits by artist @kay_lovesah
Show: 1 July-31st July 2018
Venue: The Duke, 125 Creek road, SE8 3BU @thedukedeptford
Kay Lovesah is an Abstract Portrait Artist working with palette knives and acrylics when creating her paintings. Although her art retains a distinct likeness of her subject, Kay's goal is not about making perfect copies of real life, but deconstructing the forms, values and shapes within the face whilst working in unison with the medium itself. The form unfolds gradually and is adapted organically, accordingly to the marks that are made in the application of paint onto the canvas.The interest in the finished artwork is as much about the details of the mark-making as the artwork in it's entirety. This adaptive process gives a dynamic and energetic freshness to each individual piece.
Exhibition "London United’
After the Brexit result in 2016, Local Artist Kay Lovesah created some artwork where she left 400 safety pins around Waterloo and the South London Area, to show solidarity to our foreign born friends. This is where the inspiration for the exhibiton "London United’ has arisen.
Kay's original "Unite" artwork, along with her palette knife portraits, explores the people of Croydon's different ethnic heritage, to celebrate the wonderful diversity of the South London Area. She works with a rainbow of vivid colours in her paintings, which enables her to concentrate on the shapes and bones structures of her subjects, rather than the colour of their skin. Kay found this an exciting way to unify the subjects of her portraits, whilst also celebrating their unique diversity.
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