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Vidya Wolton – Mixed Media Artist

6 Sep – 2 Oct


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Vidya Wolton – Mixed Media Artist


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‘Child’s Play’ by Video Wolton explores the processes of play in art making, including the pure joy of pouring paint from a can and allowing for drips and happy accidents. Although appearing crude, this is in turn tempered by the skill of a painter and mixed-media artist, resulting in assemblage works and 3D sculptures.

Vidya says “The playfulness of the Circus is inherent in this body of work which has been brought together specifically with the ARCH window in mind.”

Playballs are scattered and stuffed into the chambers of ‘Polly-cot’ and is a progression for the artist into free-standing work. A collapsed canvas assemblage is abandoned as a floor work with the deconstruction and disassembling of materials. Deconstruction and reassembling are all part of the working method. Vidya is expressing something of the child within as well as more womanly themes around the female, fertility and nurture.

Vidya studied Fine Art (BA) at West Surrey College of Art & Design (1991-92) and embarked on the (MA) Art Psychotherapy @ Goldsmith’s College, University of London (2010).

ARCH Window Gallery is accessible daily 24 hours