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Bronwen Paterson

Bronwen
Paterson

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Bronwen’s prints are multi-layered. Her work is constructed by combining screen-printing, mono-printing and hand-colouring. This formation technique gives her prints a luxurious, almost tactile appearance, with highly textured surfaces. Images are created from cut-out stencils, juxtaposing both positive and negative shapes to create the structure.

This imagery is inspired by the forms and symbolism found in African artefacts. Bronwen uses the silhouettes of these objects which makes the objects become ambiguous. She explores the power of symbolism and ambiguity and enjoys the fact that each viewer’s interpretation of the image differs. Bronwen offers her images as powerful symbols that take on an almost religious intensity.

The colours used are vibrant, contrasting with a deep dark background in which objects seem to float or are birthed from. Dots outline objects, creating a halo-effect, which emphasises the power and spiritual quality, setting it apart from the rest of the work.

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