Art | February 27, 2024 |

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Featured Artist
Lydia Bauman

“It is not even the spirit of the place that is the true subject of my works: it is the dialogue between the figurative elements and the abstraction of much that surrounds them – the competing claims of the ‘realistic’ motif (tree, house) and the flat surface of the painting – as well as the tension between spontaneous and accidental effects and the order which ultimately contains them”.

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Lydia Bauman is Polish by birth and now lives and works as an artist and art historian in London. Had it not been for the loss of her native country and language at the age of 12, she may never have become a painter of depopulated landscapes. Deeply moved by the fragility of the environment, Lydia’s paintings harness what is still beautiful and timeless about our surroundings, excluding as much as possible any traces of human intervention.

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Her unique mixed media technique, developed since her student days at the Fine Art Dept of Newcastle University, is one that offers an equivalent to the spirit of particular places – be they cultivated fields of Great Britain, or the wilderness of Australia, New Zealand, Morocco, Israel or New Mexico, all of which subjects of extensive bodies of work and solo exhibitions in the UK and abroad. Her materials, organic and natural, be they plaster, resin, beeswax, sand, or gold leaf, convey some of the materiality of nature more effectively than oil or acrylics on canvas.

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Image courtesy of Lydia Bauman

Lydia’s practice is complemented by her role as lecturer in art history (she has an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art and lectures mainly at the National Gallery, the Arts Society and a number of travel companies). Her most recent painting project took her to New Mexico in the footsteps of Georgia O’Keeffe, culminating in a large solo show at the Mall Galleries in London.

more. www.lydiabauman.com

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