Robyn Litchfield

Location: Rum Factory Studios, London
Website: www.robynlitchfield.com
Bio:

Robyn Litchfield grew up in New Zealand and travelled extensively before settling in London. She is currently studying for an MA Fine Art at City and Guilds School of Art, London.

Litchfield's work is primarily informed by her pioneer heritage and a fascination with the spirit of exploration. She combines 19th century archival imagery and postcards with her own photographs of New Zealand landscape to create images depicting imagined scenes of wilderness experience. A technique of drawing into multiple thin layers of earth colours draws out the intense detail sourced from the archival photographs amid varying painted Interventions . The colours are heightened, rich and seductive creating spaces that are surreal and psychologically charged. Feelings about landscape are a common means for expressing a sense of belonging, and Litchfield utilises this emotion in her engagement with postcolonial identity.

Exhibitions:

March 2016 Elles in Rogue: XX Protagonists, Artworks Elephant. London

May 2015 The Windows are Illuminated, Embassy Tea Gallery, Union St, London SE1

October 2014 We Shall Not Cease From Exploration..., CoffeeWorks Project, Islington, London

September 2014 Mark Wallinger Presents: Best of Bow Arts 2014, Bermondsey Project, London SE1

May 2014 House on Fire, Embassy Tea Gallery, Union Street, London Se1

January 2014, Oh The Places You’ll Go, The People You’ll Meet, Resouce For London, Holloway Road

December 2013, Off The Ground, Resource For London, Holloway Road, London

August 2013 Threadneedle Prize Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, (short listed)

May 2013 Libero, One Paget Street, London EC1V 7PA

September 2012 The Other Exhibition, Yu Gallery, Treforest, Mid Glamorgan, Wales

June 2012 Cass Degree Show, London Metropolitan University, London

May 2012 Avant Premier, Arbeit Gallery, London

February 2012 Work In Progress-The Aldgate Project, London Metropolitan University, London

May 2011 Choice, Unit 2 Gallery, London

September 2010 Exhibitionism, Tru Trading Gallery, Commercial Road, London