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The Bigger Picture - Anna Arbiter and Joseph Dilnot - 3D virtual exhibition by The Essential School of Painting

The Bigger Picture - Anna Arbiter and Joseph Dilnot

Fri, 08/14/2020 to Sun, 01/31/2021

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The Bigger Picture is a post graduate course taught by David Mach RA and tutors Dr Sam Ainsley, Liane Lang and Alison Harper. This course presents an opportunity to be mentored in a small group for a year where the artists became a community exploring as a group and as individuals, new territories in their art practice.

ANNA ARBITER
The paintings I make evolve slowly, over time. I want them to feel like naturally occurring phenomena, like fossils, like found objects of a kind. The marks I make are gestural and spontaneous, but they are also considered; these paintings are made by someone who thinks carefully – often cautiously – about things, someone who likes to take her time, and I hope they bear the trace of this.
I am interested in how a painting – how any work of art – can exist as a record of the person who made it. I see my paintings as a kind of handwriting; a mysterious visual extension of my being. Like handwriting, the way I paint may shift and change, but it is always, indelibly, mine.
The images I create often veer in the direction of landscape, but this is unintentional. It seems that I am drawn to depicting places and spaces, to honouring what is natural and ancient in the world, perhaps towards exploring some kind of internal landscape. I am learning to follows these mysteries in my work, to be curious about them, to relinquish control. I find that when I follow, rather than trying to lead, my work takes me somewhere new and teaches me something I didn’t know.
I am a self-taught artist based in London. I received an ESOP Newman Young Artist Scholarship in 2019 for a place on the Bigger Picture course with David Mach RA.

JOSEPH DILNOT @josephdilnot (instagram) www.josephdilnot.com
Set in the remembered Spain of my childhood, this collection explores significant loss and the resultant grief. Memories, observed and felt realities are conveyed by images and objects which hold an emotional charge for me. These are pared back to their essence with no distractions. Placed together like signs and clues, they hold a fleeting moment, memory or thought. Landscapes become homes for imagined or felt but unseen moments. The work is small, like votive paintings, suggesting intimacy and sit easily in the hand, just as they were painted in this way.
Bio 2015-16 - Art Foundation at Sussex Downs College Eastbourne
Feb - July 2019 - Newman Young Artist Scholarship at the Essential School of Painting 2019 - 2020 - Rose Paul Scholarship at the Essential School of Painting

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