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Bromley artist takes modern look at nature

PUBLISHED: 16:48 01 August 2016 | UPDATED: 16:48 01 August 2016

The exhibition uses bold, vibrant colours

The exhibition uses bold, vibrant colours

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Her Nature Reimagined exhibition fuses pop art and minimalism

A new exhibition at Ripley Arts Centre will explore nature in a modern-day context using bold, simple and vibrant colours.

Gabriella Wickes fuses pop art and minimalism to evoke the full spectrum of emotion through art.

She focuses on creating eccentric shapes and forcing them into a conventional arrangement so that when viewers look closely, they find a collection of various contours all working together to form a coherent

whole.

Her Nature Reimagined exhibition sees her applying this unconventional method to a conventional art theme - Nature.

Ms Wickes has visually reduced aspects of nature and the countryside to the essentials, using pen and permanent markers.

By incorporating bold, simple, and vibrant block colours, she aims to allow the viewer to observe a classic theme in a modern-day context.

A self-taught ink artist, Ms Wickes has been drawing since the age of six, and specialises in human and animal portraits.

She studied at Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Leeds, and now lives in Chislehurst, working in the legal sector.

Nature Reimagined will run from August 31 to September 23.

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