Fiona Stewart: Francis, Reflections and Roses – a Life Magnified
University of Atypical is delighted to present the first solo exhibition by 2019 iDA Award winner, Fiona Stewart.
Drawing on Freudian ideas of the uncanny, Fiona’s work occupies territory that is both familiar and ‘other’. Specifically focusing on the subconscious, her work draws on genetic memory and inherited trauma – bringing the cognitive into the physical – and vice versa. Not necessarily negative, the artist plays with the poignancy of energy transfers; from one being or material or interpretation into another.
Alongside this interest in transference, Fiona Stewart has worked as a graphic designer for many years, resulting in a process-oriented, layered approach to what she refers to as paintings. Vibrant colour compositions, glass layers and rugged textures invite the viewer to begin a subtle sense of discovery across each surface, discerning the differences in hue, contrasts and finishes.