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Sarah Harvey  London, UK

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Sarah Harvey focuses in her figurative paintings on the ways in which the human form is fragmented and distorted in water. Most are self portraits.

She is increasingly interested in the light, colour, and water in her paintings. The interplay between these create patterns which direct the eye away from the human figure and to surrounding areas of equal importance, she says.

Harvey is influenced by Francis Bacon’s carcass and crucifixion paintings, and the work of Jenny Saville. She aims to make paintings that arouse a sense of well being and pleasure and also suggest notions of insecurity, fantasy, and sexuality.

Her work has been exhibited in solo shows across England as well as in Canada, Singapore, and Greece.


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04.10.2012 @ 6:17 PM

i just dont like it. the emotions are blank

Natasha

04.20.2011 @ 2:58 PM

weird

Satish rao

04.09.2011 @ 9:40 PM

Wow mermaid dancing cooooool

Brc

04.09.2011 @ 9:16 PM

The first time I saw this I thought it was real. Very unique. Beautiful

Ebbenny

04.09.2011 @ 9:04 PM

I love this painting! So moving!!

Moonfroth

04.09.2011 @ 7:57 PM

IWell, since we're all playing at psychiatrist, psychologist, imagist, symbolist, and of course art critic-- I suppose my hat can roll around in the ring as well as some of the "discoveries of profundity" above. These two pieces--especially the second one--show a superb mastery of light and shadow, form and backdrop. The Christian symbolism is --come on people!--a streeeetch at best. Getting to the point where you can't spread your arms to pop a kink or two without some eager souls running for the nails and hammer. Nice colour compositions, good painting techniq1ue, but this is hardly great art.

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04.09.2011 @ 6:43 PM

they take you to a dimension were fantasy and reality meat

Katie

04.09.2011 @ 2:44 PM

okayyyyyy..........

Emily

04.09.2011 @ 12:06 PM

Super cool. The first one reminds me of Jesus. Looks like the crucifixtion. Great work! Love the colors too. Interesting choice to blot out the head on the second one. Love these

Tms

04.09.2011 @ 11:14 AM

What an artistic pleasure! Yet, like her portrayed figures sinking in the water, the work draws you down deeper into parts of yourself that are not as easily discernible. The artist has found her perfect motif and environment in which to explore the interplay of light, color and form, to say nothing of the more intangible fields of the emotional, psychological and spiritual. Plumb the depths, Ms. Harvey; you are doing well. My morning's journey through your website's 97 images was a morning well spent.

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