London born artist Victoria Albuquerque makes paintings that balance and harmonies.
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 exploring the influences technology has on creativity, she chooses to only use her hands to make her art. Today, Albuquerque paints on two dimensional surfaces and tells stories about human life. It is vital for Victoria's work to be a drawing in of information to make a balanced and harmonious influence on life, self and others.
Victoria Albuquerque lives and works in East Sussex.
About the work
Finding a balance in my work is really important to me, so composition is vital, 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 of the soul and the same subject painted with different colours gives such a different story. I use colour to wake up 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.
My work has been seen in joint and solo shows; galleries, both public and private, locally and internationally. Accepted work for the Towner Gallery and a finalist for the Royal Academy Summer exhibition.
Victoria Albuquerque 2019
All portrait photography by Elizabeth Roberts