For the month of August, artist Lily Wedge will completely take over the Contemporary Collective Instagram as our next Virtual Artist in Residence.
We are delighted to announce that in partnership with the Bankside Hotel, accomplished artist Lily Wedge will take over the Contemporary Collective Instagram for the month of August as our next Virtual Artist in Residence.
Inspired by Traditional East Asian monochrome brush and ink technique, Lily uses the medium in a more contemporary wet on wet approach. Revisiting primitive outcomes in a photographic dark room which is the artist's background and what she trained in, this technique provides enables each mark unknown and uncontrolled.
During her virtual residency from 3rd August - 3rd September, Lily will create a new body of paintings that will serve as an exploration on different dog breeds and their characters. Incorporating time lapses, studies, works in progress and a series of smaller prints to supplement the new paintings, Lily will use this virtual space to share inspiration and give viewers an insight into her practice.
More on her Residency:
Inspired by Traditional East Asian monochrome brush and ink technique whilst using the medium in a more contemporary wet on wet approach. This enables each mark unknown and uncontrolled which revisits primitive outcomes in a photographic darkroom which is my background and what I trained in, carrying this through into my art.
During the residency, I will be producing 10 - 15 new paintings to sell through Degree Art. These will be largely an exploration of different dog breeds and their characters. I would like to paint portraits only and in a similar way so they make an impact as a group on the Instagram Page. I will use time lapses in stories and post work in progress mainly in stories. I will offer prints as well as originals to reach a bigger audience and offer a larger price range for work.
The residency will tie in with the Us People Podcast which I was interviewed on about my art and photography and will be released in August. I will cross-promote both. I will incorporate studies, inspiration, and final pieces to give viewers an insight into my work.