Vanessa Garwood at PM/AM

Vanessa Garwood at PM/AM
Vanessa Garwood No Bag, 2023 (detiail)
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27th March, 2024–28th April, 2024
PM/AM
37 Eastcastle Street
London
W1W 8DR

With a background in oil based portraiture, Vanessa Garwood’s practice has since expanded to incorporate other mediums and disciplines, widening the scope for creative expression of her subject matter. With her palette reduced to black, white and grey, her exploration of life’s dramatic contrasts takes on a visually literal representation, embodying the dynamic interplay on the canvas.

Vanessa Garwood at PM/AM
Vanessa Garwood at PM/AM Installation view Image courtesy of PM/AM

Despite this aesthetic restriction, her work is replete with humour and satire, offering an approachable tone to her honest depiction of the trials of existence. A switch to acrylic paint has had an equally significant influence on Vanessa’s work, inspiring a more immediate intuition that narrows the window for contemplation.

Vanessa Garwood at PM/AM
Vanessa Garwood, No Bag, 2023
Acrylic on canvas.
200 x 170 cm
78 3/4 x 66 7/8 in.

The result is an approach to painting that enhances expression and implements improvisation, bringing onto the canvas the particular energy and life that these concepts embody. Vanessa Garwood (b. 1982) is British artist living and working in London. She has shown with galleries including OHSH Projects, Flowers Gallery and London’s National Portrait Gallery. She is currently exhibiting in the group show ‘Present Tense’ at Hauser & Wirth.

Vanessa Garwood at PM/AM
Vanessa Garwood at PM/AM Installation view Image courtesy of PM/AM

PM/AM is a London based contemporary art gallery, residency program, and incubator whose mission it is to reflect how we engage with art today. Dedicated to growing and nurturing emerging talent, the platform has organised exhibitions globally and events across its two permanent locations.

PM/AM has a reputation for discovering and helping to launch the careers of some of the most exciting contemporary artists of today. While its focus is on international talent, it also has a keen interest in UK based artists coming out of the country’s leading art schools.

Vanessa Garwood at PM/AM opens on the 27th of March, 2024 until the 28th of April, 2024 at PM/AM

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