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Tina Gibbard

Tina Gibbard

Chelsea College of Art And Design (Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art )

My paintings are split between landscapes and interiors, with a crossover between the two genres, but both reflect my interest in the setting of a scene, and psychological tension.

In my landscape paintings I engage the viewer  in scenes which seem frozen, silent, yet with the anticipation of unknown events to come.  The paintings are timeless, with no human figures or modern buildings shown to give guidance as to the date of the scene.  They also feature unusual viewpoints - looking out from the middle of a lake, or gazing upwards through trees, to highlight the isolation and the oddness of the scenes.

I have depicted isolated areas of rural Finland, near Lapland where my family is from. Following artists' residencies, I have also painted scenes based on Iceland and Maine.

After completing a postgraduate diploma in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design, I widened my subject matter.  I was still using nature, but in a different way.  These paintings involved bringing what rightly belongs outside, into an interior.  I explored this idea through depicting wallpaper, which itself has the pattern of flowers and trees and hints at an exterior world.  I have added insects and animals, and elemental forces such as fire and water, to give these interiors a life of their own.  The spatial construction of the paintings alter as these natural elements creep and flow.  There is a lack of control in these interiors, a hint at forces quietly working to their own agenda, without the inhabitants of the house knowledge.   Boundaries are being crossed between the living and the dead, artificial and non-artificial, interior and exterior.

My most recent work consists of both interiors and landscapes with the unifying element being opposing figures e.g. two toy horses, two birds, a wolf and a bear.  The figures meet but questions surround their relationship and the tensions between them.

40 × 40 × 3 cm
  • £420.00


2015 Solo Show - February 2015 - Howden Park Arts Centre, Livingston, Scotland 2013 - Cultivate Art Gallery, Vyner Street, London - 'Flowers' 2012 - Cultivate Art Gallery, Vyner Street, London - 'Art is for Life, not just for Christmas' 2010 - Postgraduate Diploma of Art Degree Show, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London 2009 - Affordable Art Fair, London  - Newblood Art group show, London  - Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA  - 'Ought to be Bought', Unit 2 Gallery, Whitechapel, London - London Art Fair ('Rabley Drawing Centre' and 'Contemporary Art Projects' stands), Islington, London  2008  - 100 x 100 Photo Exhibition, Galeria Espai B, Barcelona, Spain  - Sovereign European Art Prize Finalists' Show, Somerset House and Shoreditch House, London   - Affordable Art Fair (Recent Graduates Section), Battersea, London   - "Start Your Collection" - Contemporary Art Projects, Rivington St, London  - London Metropolitan University Degree Show, London    


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