Anna’s work suggests how ruin, garbage and the overlooked could reveal ‘truth’ within contemporary consumer culture. Ruin Lust consists of painterly emulations of a digitalised tropical sunset, with ruinous collage breaking the dreamy neon haze. Signs of the ‘paradise’ image and palm tree sight escapism linked to tourism, compared with garbage- objects stripped of mystification. Touching upon the notion of the abject Anna’s work, in particular the series Moths, allures to the seductive toxicity of consumer culture and its reality.
Previous projects include Welcome to Paradise, painting and collage that exposed the hollowness of the image, combining tropical travel brochure imagery with elements of the overlooked reality of human presence.
Anna Garrett studied BA Fine Art at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham and her work has been included in several exhibitions in the UK and Europe since graduating in 2014. Prizes include being a Hans Brinker Painting Trophy finalist, Amsterdam, 2013, Rising Stars finalist, 2013, shortlisted for the Signature Art Prize and selected to show work at the Art Athena fair, Athens with Lubomirov-Easton Gallery, 2015. Solo exhibitions include Fluore$cent, at Footfall Art in Bermondsey, 2014.
This show is also being held at the Take Courage Gallery, Amersham Arms, New Cross, London.
The work on display will be a sight specific installation as well as paintings from the the Ruin Lust and Moths series.
6 - 10 December, Private View Monday 7 December, 6.30pm.