Louisa Currier, artist
A fine arts graduate of St Martin’s College (UAL), I’m a working artist based in Devon.
I make work for different audiences in different mediums but my work always features expressive bodies and strong lines.
I’m fascinated by how humans use stories to describe and define our place in the world. Culturally, we are flooded with multiple ideals, stereotypes and archetypes, and we rely on this shared imagery to construct our narratives, which in turn shape what we believe is possible and desirable for ourselves.
I often combine contemporary scenes with archetypes from our shared mythology – Venus on a smartphone using tinder, the Madonna and child in medical face masks – to explore the clash of reality and idealisation which we all experience.
Sometimes I explore these ideas in a playful way, often incorporating pop culture themes, and these ideas end up as digital illustrations on products in my redbubble shop.
Other times, I explore them in inks, pencil and oils to create larger pieces with layers of meaning . You can see some of these in my gallery here on the site, or in person at Lost & Found Exeter, the art gallery I co-run with Anna FitzGerald.