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Olga Dean Hart

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My artistic practice centres on the exploration of the human soul, a concept as an elusive as it is enduring. Drawing inspiration from Carl Jung's theory of the collective
unconscious, my work delves into the interconnectedness of human experience.
Circles, both precisely rendered and fluidly expressed, serve as a visual representation of the individual soul. These forms coexist within a vibrant tapestry of colour, symbolising the shared space of the collective unconscious. This interplay
between order and chaos reflects the ongoing philosophical debate surrounding determinism and free will. My paintings function as visual metaphors, prompting viewers to contemplate the possibility of creativity and individual expression existing within structured systems.
Abstract Expressionism and the Russian avant-garde movements have significantly influenced the development of my artistic voice. The bold brushstrokes and raw energy characteristic of Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko's works resonate deeply with my desire to create emotive and expressive pieces that challenge traditional artistic boundaries. Similarly, the geometric shapes and bold colours employed by
Kazimir Malevich and Lyubov Popova inform my approach to abstraction and composition, fostering a sense of depth and dynamism within each canvas.
Beyond the aesthetics, my primary objective lies in fostering a dialogue with the viewer. Each artwork transcends the physical canvas, acting as a conduit for deeper reflection. I invite viewers to engage not only with the visual elements of colour and form but also to contemplate the existential questions embedded within the work. Perhaps they will find themselves resonating with the internal struggles
UHI (Inverness) 2016-2017 Portfolio Course
UHI (Moray School of Art) BA Fine Art 2017-2022

"Time and Tide" Nairn Book and Art festival Sep-Oct 2020
Degree Show, Moray School of Art, June 2022
"Art on the Edge" Moray Art Centre, Feb 2023
"Re:Form" Elgin Library, Part of the Moray Art Group Exhibition, Apr 2023
Summer Exhibition at Six Foot Gallery (Glasgow) June-July 23
"Warm Voices" Six Foot Gallery, Oct 23- Jun 24
Moray Art Centre Take over, curating a group exhibition, Jun 24-Apr24
Elgin Library, Part of the Moray Art Group Exhibition, Apr 24
"Noughts and Crosses" Six Foot Gallery, June 24
Not All That Glitter is Gold
  • Olga Dean Hart
  • Not All That Glitter is Gold
  • Acrylic
You Are My Centre Of Gravity
  • Olga Dean Hart
  • You Are My Centre Of Gravity
  • Oil
Perpetual Stillness
  • Olga Dean Hart
  • Perpetual Stillness
  • Oil
Le Marriage
  • Olga Dean Hart
  • Le Marriage
  • Oil
Ephemeral Chaos
  • Olga Dean Hart
  • Ephemeral Chaos
  • Oil