Stigma 2020: Online exhibition – Art and Mental Health.

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Title: Colourful Emotion

Artist: Tim J Burgess
Size: 29/23 inch 
Media: Colour pencil  and  ink on acid free 250gsm paper
Purchase Price : £180 

Artist Statement:

“I believe that those who live with mental health issues should find comfort that we can all experience similar feelings and emotions even with strangers we see in our day to day life.   Colours are for showing emotions should be nothing to hide, but can be celebrated together.”

www.timburgessart.com
Artist@timburgessart.com

Title: The Storm

Artist: Regina Ionescu (alias Ioana Ionescu) 

Size: 100/140 cm

Media: Diptch: Acrylic Paint on two canvases each 50/70cm

Artist Statement:

“The image is about the ability to cope with problems and changes; at the same time it is about the ability to maintain relationships and empathise with others. The branches in the background are roots of the past raised to the surface by the storm wind. Bodies dressed in white represent the stability of an architectural pillar that provides stability and safety. Hair in the wind represents flexibility and vitality.”

 ioana.ionescu.pepine@gmail.com 

Title: Flight

Artist: Jennyanne Smith

Size: 23/16 inch

Media: Marker pen, affirmations & Acrylic on canvas

Purchase Price: Make me an offer – all proceeds go directly to Cocreate Arts & Health CIC as a reminder for me about all I’ve managed to achieve despite my Bipolar Disorder. You can purchase prints however if you like – just get in touch for details.

Artist Statement:

“Not working due to Covid 19 has meant that I’ve actually found time to paint! I was depressed and miserable when I started to create it. I copied some gratitude affirmations off the internet and hid them under the Gesso… and then I willed myself to try and bring some colour and vibrancy into my life. As I painted the shapes and lines took on meaning – it became the landscape of my life… The pink dots at the top became my Hoffman Process geese – keeping me going and pulling me through.

http://www.jennyanne.co.uk

info@jennyanne.co.uk

Title: Primal Fear

Artist: Nicole Antras

Size: 50X100cm

Media: Acrylic on canvas

Purchase Price: £150

Artist Statement:

“This painting is about the primal fear of abandonment that lies dormant in us all.  The primal need to belong to a community to ensure survival, when rejection could mean our individual extinction. For most of us these days those immediate risks aren’t so great, but traumatic experiences can trigger this primal fear.

It’s a painting about the process of identifying, acknowledging & facing fears – accepting them and being able to find compassion for ourselves and others.”

 nicole.antras@yahoo.co.uk

http://www.NicoleAntrasArt.weebly.com

Facebook – @NicoleAntrasArt.222

Instagram – @nicole.antras.art

Title: The Storm

Artist: Dejan Machukov

Media: Pen on paper

Size: A3
Artist Statement:

“I would like to show that life storm of these homeless kids, they have nothing worth in their lifes but love to each other!”

@machukov.d

Title: “Through Atmosphere”.

Artist:  Roger Gregory 

Size: 30 x 21 cm.

Media: Ink collage.

Purchase Price: £90 

Artist Statement: 

“This work considers the fragile environment of the mind, an ink painted collage, using tissue paper and ink as a metaphor for the thin fragile layers of tissues of the body and mind. 

Following a long career practicing podiatric medicine in the NHS and then as a university lecturer, delivering undergraduate and postgraduate anatomy. My career was stopped short by ill health, and so I decided to follow a lifetimes dream to take my interest in art to another level so I began to study for a degree in fine art at the university of Derby. Completing and gaining a BA (Homs) fine art in 2015. 

Underlining my art practice was my experience and knowledge of anatomy and how this subject was associated  and influenced the arts, especially studying contemporary artists e.g. Damien Hurst, John Isaacs and Marc Quinn.

Over the past few years I have been producing work based on personal experiences relating to the affects of medication on the brain which resulted in me experiencing nocturnal hallucinations and applying my creativity in capturing some of those ephemeral moments. I allowed this action to dictate the materials I chose to work with, firstly using tissue paper on which to paint and as a metaphor for the thin fragile layers of  tissues we are constructed from and ink to represent the fluidity of the many systems within the body e.g. circulation, neurological etc.

Contact details. rngregory@icloud.com

Website:

https://rogergregoryart.blogspot.com/p/i-was-born-in-burton-on-trent.html?m=1

social

pinterest.co.uk/ArtbyRogerGregory

http://linkedin.com/in/rogergregoryartist

Title: Sausage Smile


Artist: Ben Browton
Size: Variable
Media: Digital print
Artist Statement:

“I created this self-portrait in 2015. I was seeing a Counsellor at the time, because I was suffering with debilitating anxiety. I had created the sausage on a silver-plated fork artwork at home during this time as part of my art practice/therapy. On the day of my 13th session with the Counsellor, the sun came out and flooded my bedroom with light, lifting my mood. I took this self- portrait at that moment, the moment when the anxiety finally dissipated and I could get back to my life.”

www.benbrowton.cominfo@benbrowton.com 
instagram /benbrowtonfacebook /benbrowton

Title: The Storm

Artist: Dejan Machukov

Media: Pen on paper

Size: A3
Artist Statement:

“I would like to show that life storm of these homeless kids, they have nothing worth in their lifes but love to each other!”

@machukov.d

Title: “Through Atmosphere”.

Artist:  Roger Gregory 

Size: 30 x 21 cm.

Media: Ink collage. 

Artist Statement: 

“This work considers the fragile environment of the mind, an ink painted collage, using tissue paper and ink as a metaphor for the thin fragile layers of tissues of the body and mind. 

Following a long career practicing podiatric medicine in the NHS and then as a university lecturer, delivering undergraduate and postgraduate anatomy. My career was stopped short by ill health, and so I decided to follow a lifetimes dream to take my interest in art to another level so I began to study for a degree in fine art at the university of Derby. Completing and gaining a BA (Homs) fine art in 2015. 

Underlining my art practice was my experience and knowledge of anatomy and how this subject was associated  and influenced the arts, especially studying contemporary artists e.g. Damien Hurst, John Isaacs and Marc Quinn.

Over the past few years I have been producing work based on personal experiences relating to the affects of medication on the brain which resulted in me experiencing nocturnal hallucinations and applying my creativity in capturing some of those ephemeral moments. I allowed this action to dictate the materials I chose to work with, firstly using tissue paper on which to paint and as a metaphor for the thin fragile layers of  tissues we are constructed from and ink to represent the fluidity of the many systems within the body e.g. circulation, neurological etc.

Contact details. rngregory@icloud.com

Website:

https://rogergregoryart.blogspot.com/p/i-was-born-in-burton-on-trent.html?m=1

social

pinterest.co.uk/ArtbyRogerGregory

http://linkedin.com/in/rogergregoryartist

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