To correspond with the Gerard Burns Solo Show 2016
JACQUELINE MARR BA(HONS) AND DOMINIKA MAYOVICH BA(HONS)
Saturday 23rd January to Sunday 31st January 2016, from 11.00am to 5.00pm daily.
Jacqueline Marr was born in 1977.
She studied at Duncan of Jordanstone, College of Art, Dundee from 1995-1999 gaining a BA(Hons) in Fine Art.
Marr is a figurative (narrative) artist, who tends to paint very detailed studies of the female form. In any year, her painting output is very limited, which makes the paintings she paints very special.
She invites you to engage with the subject and to guess at or attempt to complete the narrative yourself. Her female subjects will tend to be pre-occupied, hinting at reflection and possibly some emotional turmoil.
Marr is an extremely gifted painter, who paints with a classical style. You are invited to quietly absorb and enjoy the supreme quality of her painting technique rather than being overcome or diverted by overweight narratives or devices/gimmicks.
Dominika (Mika) Mayovich was born in 1986.
Mayovich graduated from the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) in 2011 with a BA(Hons).
She is an expressive figurative painter. Her face studies are modern, attractive and instantly likeable with vibrant colours that generate positive responses with the viewer.
Mika qualified as an Polish artist from an art boarding school in Rzeszow, South East Poland, close to where she was raised in Nisko. Following school, she furthered her studies by taking an art foundation course at an art college in Oxford, England before entering GSA in 2007.
Mika was born shortly before Poland gained its independence from Russia. As a young child she observed life in the wake of the creation of a democracy and the rebuild of a country. Mika developed a strong sense of independence in this period, which brought her to her new life in the UK.
Mika is also experimenting with some new, powerful (emotive, reflective) studies that explore and give us insight into a personal crisis (in response to the death of a boyfriend) and her sense of (emotionally) falling apart.
A bright young artist with a bright future ahead of her.