64 ARTIST PROFILE Simone Riley
Blue Eggs, 2017, digital photomontage, 38 x 38 cm
itting between photography and fine art, Simone Rileyâ€™s painterly compositions are reminiscent of the Old Masters, albeit with a modern, contemporary twist.
of translucency and applying different effects, the image is built up into the final artwork. Her attention to detail and the exclusive use of her own photographs gives each piece a perfectly balanced atmosphere of calmness and serenity.
Her unique process for creating these photomontages involves overlaying her original photographs - usually of a still life composition - with subtle colours and textures, such as peeling paint, old walls and weathered wood. By superimposing the layers with varying levels
Rileyâ€™s works - which are usually one off pieces can be viewed at Chalk Gallery, Lewes. simoneriley.co.uk email@example.com
Published on May 31, 2017
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