Ondine, After Gauguin
Acrylic and oil on paper
30 x 42cm
Ondine, After Gauguin by Amy Beager
Amy Beager (b. 1988) lives and works from her studio in Chelmsford, UK. She obtained a National Diploma in Art & Design (Distinction) in 2007 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Nottingham Trent University in 2010. Beager was selected as a winner for the Delphain Gallery open call 2020 and started exhibiting her work in London last year. Her painting ‘The Blue Room’ is currently on display at Saatchi Gallery as part of the group exhibition ‘Antisocial Isolation’ curated by Delphian Gallery. Beager's work was recently acquired by Soho House and has been placed in multiple private collections throughout Europe, Australia, USA and Canada.
Beager's romantic figurative paintings explore themes of love, beauty, longing and self-fulfilment. The neo-classical figures are transformed into modern day deities taking inspiration from fashion imagery, greek sculpture and mythology. Beager uses the human form as a vessel for exploring emotion through a dramatic use of colour, and playful, expressive lines. Beager mostly uses traditional painting mediums such as Acrylic and oil on paper or canvas, exploring imagined realities that transform human forms into emotive realms of fantasy.