Invitation - Anthropomorphism - Alice Boyle - The Zetter Hotel
âAnthropomorphism', is a vibrant new collection of paintings and collages by the London based artist, Alice Boyle, inspired by her fascination with myths and fairy tales, the age-old stories of the wisdom of life that reflect on profound human problems that can lead us to our deepest spiritual potential. Her artworks aim to stimulate the viewer's own imagination; they contain specific symbols and colors to encourage each observer to create a personal untold story and meaning for each piece. The images are vignettes of a stylized distortion of nature with a surreal sensibility that gives the essence of a poem or song.
Alice gave the show the title of Anthropomorphism, as the word describes the attribution of human characteristics to animals or non-living things, phenomena, objects or abstract concepts. It is strongly associated with art and storytelling where it has ancient roots.
âI see character in many things and this naturally comes through in my work.'
Above all, Alice wants to stir up the childlike creativity and curiosity in us and remind people of the value and fun of fantasy and of making things up.
âAll children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once one grows up' - Pablo Picasso
Combining ideas of her memories, dreams and experiences, Alice creates vibrant dreamlike worlds.
Alice Boyle was born in 1981 in Scotland and moved to London in 2007 after completing a degree and Masters in Interior Architecture, firstly at The University of Wales Institute, Cardiff and subsequently at Edinburgh College of Art. In early 2009, she decided to focus solely on her artistic practice and presented a solo exhibition at 54 The Gallery, in January 2010, Mayfair and at The Riverside Studios Gallery in October 2010. She has exhibited at The Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, 2006 and in a group exhibition during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2002. In March 2006, she co-directed, âThe Graffiti Project', at Kelburn Castle in Scotland working with internationally acclaimed Brazilian artists Os Gemeos, Nina and Nunca.
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