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Adrienne Gaha

Adrienne Gaha’s current practice often starts with a photo that she responds to quite subjectively. Exploring this attraction to the image through painting, she looks forward to seeing what will become of this source material in the process and how the material quality of the medium might give the image meaning; trying to find the point where image and paint hover in unison. Whatever the initial attraction to an image, this is a starting point that may be later abandoned.

There is a strong element of nostalgia in much of the imagery Gaha works from and in the paintings themselves. Gaha draws on the perception of a more beautiful past or that strange happy/melancholic emotion of longing. This is something that Gaha both embraces and questions in her work.