BELLESPETITE

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Bellespetite aka Claire Griffiths

Artist statement

Inspired by the contrasts between the organic and the industrial, the ambiguity of my work strives to highlight the differences within these themes. Fabricated through colours and applying a vast spectrum of mediums, I explore the parameters of theories and literature within the natural world. Comprising of layers using several printing, painting, collage and illustrated techniques, I aim to reflect elements of dreams, drawing on the parallels between historical and contemporary iconography and by combining these dichotomies I hope to achieve a pastiche of surrealism.

I have recently produced a series of work predominantly inspired by the Darwin theory of evolution and am currently working on a new variation of prints. The latest pieces explore the Japanese theory of Wabi Sabi, illustrating the aesthetics and vision centred on the acceptance of transience and imperfection and the beauty and endurance of female strength inspired by my late mothers struggle through her illness.

Solo shows

2018 Solo Art Exhibition, curated and exhibited for Macmillan Cancer Support
2018 Solo Art Exhibition, Cafephillia, Moseley, Birmingham
2016 Solo Art Exhibition, Cafephillia Moseley, Birmingham
2013 Solo Art Exhibition, curated and exhibited for Leukemia charity, Custard Factory, Birmingham
2004 Solo Art Exhibition, curated and exhibited for Hilt charity, Kingsland Road, London
2000 Solo Art exhibition, London Brick lane
2000 Solo Art exhibition, Berlin
2000 Solo Art exhibition, Paris

 

Group shows

2015 Collaborative Art Exhibition, Curious Duke Gallery, Old Street, London
2014 Collaborative Art Exhibition, Lawrence Alkin gallery, Soho, London
2000 Collaborative Art exhibition, Japan

 

Works in collections

Designed published artwork for Natalie Imbruglia Album