Stella Vine: Paintings
17.07.2007 — 23.09.2007
"Her colours are a cake-maker’s – girlie pinks, Alice-band blues – and the way she writes on her pictures has been learnt from a bakery. But there is something there, nevertheless: a combination of empathy and cynicism that can be startling" - The Sunday Times
Stella Vine’s paintings are exuberant, funny and irreverent. She is notorious for her portraits of Kate Moss and disturbing images of Princess Diana and the heroin victim Rachel Whitear, but she also paints her mother and her son from photographs and memory. Stella Vine: Paintings is the first opportunity to see a major exhibition of her work. Many rarely seen paintings will be on display. New work, made especially for the exhibition, includes a series of paintings of Princess Diana.
Born in 1969 in Northumberland, Stella Vine studied painting part-time at Hampstead School of Art in 1999. Her work has been included in solo and group exhibitions in the UK and internationally, notably ‘New Blood’ at the Saatchi Gallery in 2004 when she first came to public attention. Stella Vine currently lives and works in London.
Exhibition 17.07.2007 — 23.09.2007
The first opportunity to see a major exhibition of her work