Rebecca Swainston: Embodyment

Submitted by Sarah-Wiseman on December 23, 2021 - 12:06

Venue, Timing and Cost

Sarah Wiseman Gallery
Saturday, 22 January 2022 to Saturday, 26 February 2022
Tues- Sat 10:00 - 17:30 Mon 10:00 -16:00

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:

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Sarah Wiseman Gallery
40-41 South Parade

Visual Arts