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Alexandra Blum

Art lovers will remember that SEEN loved Alexandra Blum’s liminal renderings of the transitory spaces in London’s East End, during a period of rebuilding. Her latest work is different in materials and scale but no less liminal, using watercolour to build up layers, and oils, the layers of which are sometimes removed, creating an urban landscape that teems with life, colour and movement, playing with perspective and telescoping moments into days - and vice versa.

Art lovers will remember that SEEN loved Alexandra Blum’s liminal renderings of the transitory spaces in London’s East End, during a period of rebuilding. Her latest work is different in materials and scale but no less liminal, using watercolour to build up layers, and oils, the layers of which are sometimes removed, creating an urban landscape that teems with life, colour and movement, playing with perspective and telescoping moments into days – and vice versa.

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Episodic Memory.

‘Them Seeing Me Seeing Them’ and ‘Temporal Observations XII’ are about Blum’s local area in Stoke Newington and were both painted from her flat window in Newington Green, close to her studio. ‘Episodic Memory’ is part of the series based on the area of the Thames near Rotherhithe. SEEN is fascinated by Blum’s vivid paintings, finding them thoughtful, meditative even. Others seem like a warning with their glowing, apocalyptic skies. The artist has captured the mercurial nature of London, distilling it for the viewer in this exquisite collection.

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Temporal Observations XII.
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Them Seeing Me Seeing Them.

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