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The Natural Grew at the Winchester Gallery

Published: 28 July 2014

Tanya Judd, a current MA Fine Art student at Winchester School of Art, recently held an exhibition of her paintings and video works in the Winchester Gallery.

The exhibition, entitled The Natural Grew / The Chemical Darted, featured a selection of the artist’s work, including both motion / video installations and large format pieces. These included a number of large paintings that were created using molten latex to mask areas of canvas. These ambitious works superficially resemble the work of Jackson Pollock but they actually derive more from Judd’s earlier experience as a "writer' working with graffiti in outdoor locations.  Showing under her artist’s name, Zelyt Z. Serutuf, Judd found audience members curious to ask her about her working process.

“I have been developing my canvas painting technique over the last 10 years; coming from a history of painting in the great expanse of the outdoors and infinite possibility I constructed a process which enabled a capturing of the energy within a constricted plane.

Often bright and acidic in colour, large scale and confidently applied, through painting I attempted to capture the loose freedom of my youth through a rhythmical and intuitive automatism, the expressionist mark-making holds the energy of my history in an inevitable, inescapable stasis.”

For further information about Zelyt Z. Serutuf’s work, see www.zelytserutuf.com

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