London born artist Victoria Albuquerque draws in information to make balanced and harmonious influences of life, self and others.
With an early career in architecture it would have been natural for Victoria to express herself with straight line precision but a dissertation during her masters on the influences computers have on creativity she only using her hands. Today, Albuquerque explores through paint and this allows her to explore what is most curious about in life. Her work is a drawing in of information to make peaceful, proportioned paintings about life, herself and others.
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Victoria Albuquerque lives and works in East Sussex.
About the work
When I am asked what is my work about, my immediate reply is 'balance'. I am continually drawing information from my own life experiences, to then use them to balance and harmonies these observations to create my paintings.
Composition is vital for me to find balance in my work, looking at an everyday object, person or landscape and setting out the constraints of the canvas, encouraging you to draw your eyes across the surface, paying particular attention to what happens at the edges of the work.
Colour is a feeder to the soul and the same subject painted with different colours gives such a different story. I use colour to harmonies what ever subject I am painting. I spend focused time observing, allowing myself to stop long enough to master what colours are reflected and hidden. My most recent work translates the energy of the subject through abstracting, exploring the depth of colours, working with painter Andy Pankhurst, a Slade and Royal Academy teacher, who trained under Euan Uglow, to gain a better understand about colour.
Work exhibited and sold in joint and solo shows; galleries, both public and private, locally and internationally.
Accepted works for the Art Fund museum of the year 2020 Towner Gallery in Eastbourne,
the Mall Gallery with the Discerning eye and a consistent finalist for the Royal Academy Summer exhibition.
Victoria Albuquerque 2020
All portrait photography by Elizabeth Roberts