Albemarle Gallery in London presents works by Stephanie Rew during the coming month. Rew has concentrated on developing skills as a figurative painter with the emphasis on a traditional classical style and a limited palette. Looking to the old masters techniques, especially the work of Caravaggio and Raphael, has influenced Rew's style and approach to painting. Combining these techniques with composition and sculptural lines she maintains a contemporary feel to the nude.
Stephanie Rew was born in 1971. Raised in Edinburgh and educated at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee. Since then she has been awarded the Canadian Elizabeth Greenshields Award in 1994 and her work has been singled out and recognized by Artlink International Young Art 2004 competition in as diverse countries as the Soviet Republic, Israel and Holland.
Stephanie has been an artist at absolutearts.com since May 2003. Since then she has attracted collectors in Australia and the US as well as maintaining a healthy following in the UK. View more of her works at: www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/s/stephrew/
“I feel the nude can communicate a whole variety emotion and must be handled carefully to ensure my intended message is conveyed; the human form is a universal symbol and is always open to interpretation. I endeavour to put a heart and soul into my figures without the need for narrative.”
Rew’s paintings have sold out at numerous gallery showings in London and Glasgow, and demand for her work is growing in the U.S. art world.
She will be taking part in a group exhibition at the prestigious Albemarle Gallery, in London's West End running from the 17th June 2004 until 3rd July. You can see more examples of her work on the gallery website www.albemarlegallery.com.
She will also be exhibiting closer to home in October 2004 at the ‘New Scottish Figuratives’ at the Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow.
Curled up on Persian Rug
Oil on canvas
51 x 76 cm (20 x 30 in)