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Last updated on 10 Apr, 2020

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Balcony View 3

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Balcony View 4

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Christina Symes - Artist

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Christina Symes - Artist

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About ChristinaSymesArt

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Etsy store for award-winning artist, Christina Symes.

Christina Symes
b.1994, London.

Christina Symes is a London based artist focusing on the relationship between human and nature. She has taken part in a wide variety of exhibitions, and has paintings in international collections. After completing her BA in 2017, she was selected to participate in the prestigious Clyde & Co Art Award, where she went on to win the Staff Vote Award. She has recently completed her MA in Creative Entrepreneurship with First Class Distinction.

Significant recent achievements include being shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and holding her first solo exhibition, Liberation Through Nature, in Central London. A painting she created hangs framed in the Houses of Parliament.

Alongside her art practice, she is an advocate for the anxiety disorder, Selective Mutism. She was invited to be interviewed by BBC Stories and Huffington Post for articles about Selective Mutism and her art.


ARTIST STATEMENT:

My practice strives to stimulate the viewers’ awareness of their own environment and specifically their engagement with nature.

Through my painting, I share my own experience of liberation through nature. This offers me a form of escapism, peace and solitude, in contrast to the chaos and complexity of modern life.
I combine realistic, enhanced and imaginary elements, using bold, amplified colours and divergent tonal values. My experimentation extends to photo editing software and filters, to further explore and manipulate contrast and saturation.

By incorporating silhouettes of anonymous and isolated figures, facing away from the viewer, a sense of mystery and curiosity can be generated. My figures are stripped of identity and personality to direct the viewer’s focus firmly on the figure’s relationship with its surroundings.

I want to reflect a narrative of the mental dialogue between human and landscape. I hope this dialogue might enhance the importance of our natural environment, our personal engagement with it and the benefits it can bring to our wellbeing.

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