“A Portal between Two Worlds ” by Carly Read“A Portal between Two Worlds ” por Carly Read

 Portal between Two Worlds

Carly_rEAD_Curator
First impressions of Reading based Spanish Artist Alicia Roy were based around admiration. I present to you a talented and intelligent girl, fluent in an array of dialects who has travelled the world and needless to say, made an impression on it. Her art, following in the footsteps of her painter father, is communicative, in that like herself, it speaks several different languages yet still manages to leave the viewer spellbound to say the least. So who can blame me for feeling a little intimidated upon our introduction?
When I asked the artist who her influences were expecting to be showered in names, she simply explained to me her work is based around life experiences. Alicia explains ‘I have to confess I am horrible with names, so in the end to be able to survive artistically I ended up remembering images and stop being so concerned about the names. I realised most of my influences or images that affected my art were imagery from a normal day or everyday pictures’.
Upon viewing Alicia Roy’s work, an interdisciplinary of media including photography, sculpture and light installations, I found her pieces, particularly her paintings, to be somewhat of a reflection of the work of fellow Spanish artist, Joan Miro. The colours and ideas are scattered, almost illusively and erratically to portray such beauty using raw and subsequently intense methodologies.
The artist uses her portfolio as an intimate journal detailing her thoughts and expressions through her art as if using a portal to link two worlds.
A particular favourite piece of mine was Roy’s ‘Untitled’ consisting of a collection of photographs portraying an intimate story of melancholy. The artist captures the tone of darkness perfectly thus speaking and communicating to the audience on a personal level. The use of several superimposed and conflicting self-portraits within the images are interestingly used to encourage feelings of loneliness and entrapment.
When asking Alicia Roy what she would do differently in her art career if she had the chance the artist explained she would not change a thing, stating ‘I am happy having taken every single chance I have been offered. I have travelled and got to know different parts of the world’.
Having met Alicia Roy I believe this young woman who simply uses self-expression as a method of absorbing the world around her is soon to be the next big thing in an almost non-existent Spanish art market and on a personal level, I hope she is here to stay.

A Portal between Two Worlds

Carly_rEAD_Curator
First impressions of Reading based Spanish Artist Alicia Roy were based around admiration. I present to you a talented and intelligent girl, fluent in an array of dialects who has travelled the world and needless to say, made an impression on it. Her art, following in the footsteps of her painter father, is communicative, in that like herself, it speaks several different languages yet still manages to leave the viewer spellbound to say the least. So who can blame me for feeling a little intimidated upon our introduction?
When I asked the artist who her influences were expecting to be showered in names, she simply explained to me her work is based around life experiences. Alicia explains ‘I have to confess I am horrible with names, so in the end to be able to survive artistically I ended up remembering images and stop being so concerned about the names. I realised most of my influences or images that affected my art were imagery from a normal day or everyday pictures’.
Upon viewing Alicia Roy’s work, an interdisciplinary of media including photography, sculpture and light installations, I found her pieces, particularly her paintings, to be somewhat of a reflection of the work of fellow Spanish artist, Joan Miro. The colours and ideas are scattered, almost illusively and erratically to portray such beauty using raw and subsequently intense methodologies.
The artist uses her portfolio as an intimate journal detailing her thoughts and expressions through her art as if using a portal to link two worlds.
A particular favourite piece of mine was Roy’s ‘Untitled’ consisting of a collection of photographs portraying an intimate story of melancholy. The artist captures the tone of darkness perfectly thus speaking and communicating to the audience on a personal level. The use of several superimposed and conflicting self-portraits within the images are interestingly used to encourage feelings of loneliness and entrapment.
When asking Alicia Roy what she would do differently in her art career if she had the chance the artist explained she would not change a thing, stating ‘I am happy having taken every single chance I have been offered. I have travelled and got to know different parts of the world’.
Having met Alicia Roy I believe this young woman who simply uses self-expression as a method of absorbing the world around her is soon to be the next big thing in an almost non-existent Spanish art market and on a personal level, I hope she is here to stay.