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Rebecca Swainston: Embodyment

In January 2022, Sarah Wiseman Gallery is delighted to introduce you to the painter and printmaker Rebecca Swainston, when she will reveal a series of brand-new works, alongside some selected paintings from her studio.
Her work is highly expressive, richly textured and colourful, drawing inspiration from ‘the human condition’ – our thoughts, our desires and vulnerabilities. The figures in her work are seated, floating or leaping, stretching out or stricken in a dreamlike state. Often, they are clothed in elaborate costumes or heavy shoes. Animals appear suggesting altered states of mind, influences or energies while at the same time embodying feelings of displacement and separation.
She says of her work: ‘Much of the work interweaves ideas of the changing nature of identity, existence and perception and explores the shifting ground of human existence.’
‘I draw on contemporary and personal events and observations. I look at our relationship with the environment, where one thing ends and another begins, what is us and what is other, what is taken into the body or the mind and when it becomes part of us.’
Rebecca Swainston trained at Chelsea School of Art, and Winchester School of Art, where she became a teaching fellow and lecturer. She continues to teach and mentor emerging and established artists. Rebecca lives and works in Berkshire, UK.
Sarah Wiseman Gallery is preparing a fully illustrated e-catalogue, where you can preview all available works. To receive a link, sign up to our newsletter or send us an email with a request. The e-catalogue will go live just prior to exhibition launch. Email:
Tues-Saturday 10:00 - 17:30
Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Free admission
40-41 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JL
Sat 22 Jan to Sat 26 February
Contact telephone: 01865515123 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
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