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Peter Blake.

Peter Blake.

Anna Bachene is back at Zoom Arts gallery

Zoom Arts welcomes back mixed media collage artist Anna Bachène to its Warrior Square Station gallery for another exciting and vibrant exhibition. This showcases her new original and affordable work with an exciting shift in colour, as Zoom explains.

A St Leonards resident since 2010, Anna lived for many years in the culturally vibrant area of Brixton, south London. At art college she studied stained glass, kiln formed glass and interior design. Always seeking to explore new methods and principles of design, her further studies included mosaics, decoupage, metal sculpture and jewellery.

Throughout her career, Anna has travelled extensively, loving and absorbing many exotic art influences, ranging from Islamic tiles to Russian icons. All of this is reflected in her own art, in tune with her hunger for colour and her passion for unique fabrics.

Dickens.

Dickens.

When she moved to St Leonards, she and a like-minded friend formed Collectable Icons, creating pieces with both religious and contemporary themes. These are still part of her output, but over the past few years her mixed media focus has moved forward to include larger abstract pieces, often merging painting with collage.

A Zoom member for five years, Anna has exhibited in London, Hastings and St Leonards. “Sometimes I like to create crowd scenes, mixing people from different centuries and cultures in unusual situations,” she says. “I have been greatly influenced by artists like Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton and Steve Farthing.

“I love St Leonards and Hastings because of their diversity, their varied and sometimes bohemian society. I enjoy the sea, the sun and the active arts and music scene. Every night there’s something happening”.

flyer no wordsLimited edition signed prints of her work make up a large part of this exhibition and will be selling at £25. Small icons, boxes and cards will also be on sale. Where else could you meet Cary Grant, Captain Kirk, Princess Diana and the last Czar of Russia sharing a single canvas?

 

 

Anna Bachene Zoom Arts Gallery, Warrior Square Station, St Leonards-on-Sea TN37 6HL, from 26 June to 7 July, 10.30am-4.30pm. Private view Friday 29 June, 7-9.30pm.

 

Posted 12:06 Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018 In: Arts News

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