PREVIEW: ‘I only want everything’ a solo show by Marcelina Amelia @Brush Gallery

October 28, 2018

Marcelina Amelia’s solo show of new work at Brush Gallery, Brighton.

BRUSH Gallery are presenting a solo show of new paintings and prints by Brighton-based rising star, mixed media artist Marcelina Amelia entitled I only want everything.

The exhibition launches with a private view on November 1 and will continue until November 30.

Marcelina has had a very successful year so far, which has included selling at national and international art fairs, featuring in publications, influential blogs and national press, being Saatchi’s one to watch, exhibiting large-scale prints at Boxpark Croydon and much more.

Brush curator Hizze Fletcher-King says: “Marcelina is a real hot ticket in the art world and we are super thrilled to be showing her work. I would seriously recommend buying her art now before she propels into superstardom.”

Marcelina is a UK-based contemporary artist working with mixed media approaches to print, painting and drawing. She often draws inspirations from her Polish heritage, looking to religious iconography and folk tales, as well as childhood memories, the power of dreams, spirituality, sexuality, and the human condition.

She says: “I like to play at the tense borders between lust and innocence; joy and sadness; fun and pain.  My interest in juxtaposition comes from my origins and fascination with East European culture which was eloquently described by Grayson Perry as ‘nowhere else could such horrific grief be met with such fairly-tale romanticism”. 

“I tend to utilise nature as a metaphor for everyday feelings and headaches.My recent work also dwells into themes of self acceptance, body positivity, representations of the female sexuality, gender, migration, and society. Although some of the subjects I take on are often quite dark I like to think that there is some humour and light in my finished artwork.”

Event: I only want everything – A solo show by Marcelina Amelia

Where: Brush Gallery, 84 Gloucester Road, Brighton BN1 4AP

When: November 1 – November 30, 2018: Private view Thursday November 1 @ 7pm

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