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Jean Firth

Jean Firth
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I use obsession and repetition within my work to fully explore and resolve my ideas. I use painting and sewing to portray memories from my childhood. There is an intentional naivete to the way I compose and create work, to evoke a sense of play, hope, and understanding. I want to recreate and retell stories and memories of childhood and importance.
In doing so, I turn it into legend, into my own tale to tell. I want to explore the emotions that tie me to these memories, and by painting it, I transform it into something public. Through the outsiders interpretation and understanding, I can shape my work, closing some doors to see through, opening others.
Education

BA (Hons) Painting / Gray's School of Art / 2014-2018

Group Exhibitions

2018

Gray’s School of Art Degree Show / Gray’s School of Art / Aberdeen

Fourth Year Painters / Edinbugh Palette / Edinburgh

2017

Tread Softly / Seventeen Gallery / Aberdeen

2016

Looking Forward / Pentland Fine Art Gallery / Aberdeen

Photography Show / White Space / Gray’s School of Art / Aberdeen

2015

Untitled (Organ composition reponse) / Blackburn Cathedral / Blackburn



Awards

2018

Long-listed for SSW Award

2017

Engie Award
they met in the dance hall
  • Jean Firth
  • they met in the dance hall
  • Painting
White Wash White Hot
  • Jean Firth
  • White Wash White Hot
  • Painting
Memories of Bangour I
  • Jean Firth
  • Memories of Bangour I
  • Oil
Memories of Bangour II
  • Jean Firth
  • Memories of Bangour II
  • Oil
Memories of Bangour III
  • Jean Firth
  • Memories of Bangour III
  • Oil
Memories of Bangour IV
  • Jean Firth
  • Memories of Bangour IV
  • Oil
Fog Sets
  • Jean Firth
  • Fog Sets
  • Painting
Cavers Aftermath
  • Jean Firth
  • Cavers Aftermath
  • Painting

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