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Pascale Cridland
(39 years old. Born in United Kingdom. Lives in: Taunton, Somerset)
Somerset College

My work has been a myriad of ideas: questioning beauty, identity, sublimity but most importantly the dichotomy of beauty and ugliness between disgust and attraction, as I have felt the increased need to express my feelings of disgust after an operation I underwent last year on my stomach(the surgeon took photos for me). I have wanted to explore the phenomenon of disgust in the context of the emotions elicited in viewers of my paintings, and its relation to beauty: indeed whether evocations of disgust could integrate harmoniously with impressions of beauty in the same artwork.
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Work of art I would like to make

If I were given the opportunity, I would love to paint a huge painting of beautiful viscera, but for it to be healing, like a living thing getting better. The largest works I have made so far have been 200cm x 150cm, so to produce a piece three times the size or bigger would be amazing. My work has become quite a cathartic experience for me, so to paint a huge canvas would be a real purge of emotions. Painting on a large scale would also mean that the viewer's experience would be exaggerated, that they would be enveloped and sucked into the painting, but simultaneously repelled.
My Artworks (6)
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