Lesley Oldaker, painter and photographer, explores the transient nature, purpose and interconnecting relationships of random moving figurative groupings and their interaction with the space around them.
Expressing a personal response to co-occupying the space communicates a sense of displacement and a question of belonging and relevance within that space.
The work originates from drawing, photographic and printing studies, which enables the abstraction of the essence of form, space and colour for the paintings.
The main medium is oil paint, which communicates more desirably the sense of continual movement and fluidity of the form within the work.
A limited colour pallet, painterly marks on a large canvas enhances the suggestion of mood and place, creating a more engaging visual experience and allows the viewer to explore further, the form and space of the painting.
Born in the UK and currently living in Zurich,Switzerland.
June 2012- BA Hons in Fine Art Painting (OCA/University of the Arts, UK)
June 2011 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Bath College, Bath, UK
Dec 2013 Winter Salon, River Gallery, Bratislava
Nov 2013 Cityscape Impressions, Da Wang Gallery, China
July/Aug 2013 Story of the Creative, NYC
August 2012 Artwork 2 Bus-Tops 2012 Public Art Project, London, UK. (Arts Council England)
June 2012 '7Up', Gallery Le Sud, Zurich, Switzerland. [link]
May 2012 Artwork 1 The Bus-Top 2012 Public Art Project, London, UK, (Arts Council England)
January 2012 'Akt&Portrait', Migros Klubsschule Wengihof, Zurich, Switzerland.
June 2011 'Unearthing Potential', Bath College, Bath, UK.
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