19th February – 1st May 2022
The Small Gallery, ARI
Kinga Elliott is a graduate of Gray’s School of Art with a first-class BA(Hons) Painting degree. She won the RGU Arts and Heritage Purchase Prize for Fine Art in 2020 and in the same year was the recipient of the J. Gordon Brown Memorial Painting Prize. She was awarded the prestigious RSA John Kinross Travel Scholarship 2020 to Florence.
She has a long-held interest in the concept of light. As part of the artistic exploration into the nature of light, she found a very apt process in the making of cyanotypes, where light plays an active part in the creation of the image. Her cyanotypes often become starting points for developing her paintings. She uses oil and acrylic paint, ink, and various dry mediums in her creative process. Sometimes she mounts the cyanotype onto board, creating a tough surface that enables her to build up several layers of resin coatings with layers of paints between them.
She is interested in the intersection between art and science. At times, Kinga’s paintings have a connection to mathematical visualisation of theorems in the form of underpinning geometrical structures. At other times, her works attempt to be closer to nature.
Graduating during the Covid19 pandemic, her chosen titles for the paintings bear references to coding systems of online platforms she used to create her virtual exhibition space for her digital degree show. Her seemingly random word combinations evoke a sense of atmosphere and musicality.
Kinga Elliott was born in Budapest, and lives and works in Glenesk, Scotland.
More information can be found about her work at www.kingaelliott.com
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