Human Flow, 2016

Oil on linen.

10 x 15 cm.

Signed and dated on the verso.

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Her recent paintings engage with the sea. 'Wave', 'influx', 'flood', 'stream', 'flow'. These are words that describe the forms of water represented here. At once quintessential subjects for painting but also words that have entered contemporary political and social discourse to describe patterns of global migration.

India Dewar's series of pictures actualises these figures of speech into visual form, exploring the dehumanising effect of metaphor through strange and unsettling images

The passage from Virginia Woolf’s ‘The Waves’ that introduces this exhibition, echoes the elements at play in these small but impactful paintings. 

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Born in: United Kingdom

India Dewar is a London-based artist whose paintings engage with the interplay between art and science, using recent discoveries in particle and astrophysics to comment on their popular perception. Having exhibited widely in London, Dewar's pictures have cemented her as a singular artist whose interests lie in the primordial. The curious synthesis between her paint and the natural symbols it's meant to convey gives her original artwork the impression of being created by nature itself. Exhibitions include Royal Academy of Arts, London (2016); St Martin's Gospel Oak, London (2015); Mount House Gallery, Wiltshire (2007).


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