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Artist of the week
Melanie Housden

The fragility and tenderness of Housden’s new work ‘fallen Angel’ demonstrates an acute sensitivity found in the makings of a great artist. Taking direct visual reference from the forms and functions of the human body; order and disorder, shapeliness and un-shapliness, beauty and ugliness, the grotesque and the beautiful, undoubtedly assist her in communicating the unexplained, ‘non matter’, the spirit or emotion.

Housden’s beautiful, delicate paintings induce a gratifying calm. By offering the viewer an emotional pause, she seeks to revitalise their emotional well being. Similar to the strange but pleasurable sensation of abandoning special or concrete thoughts and allowing body and mind to gently rejuvenate in the warmth of the sun.

Through the metaphorical unveiling of our protective skin, Housden hopes to explore the connection between visible surface and invisible depth.
 

LoveBirds
LoveBirds
£ 380

Ganesha
Ganesha
£ 3500