MUSE Henrietta Dubrey
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18 March - 5 April, 2017

MUSE Henrietta Dubrey


MUSE.   HENRIETTA DUBREY
I could have imagined this exhibition as a classic series of paintings loosely based around the nine Greek goddesses, daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, who preside over the Arts and Sciences. Or it could have been an exhibition based on one particular person or force who provided me with a source of inspiration, real or imaginary, made up or copied from the page of a magazine. As so often happens with an idea, neither of the scenarios realised themselves or came to obvious fruition.

The idea of my muse, having now painted the show, is a far looser construct; my muse is my inspiration. Inspiration is what drives my creative force. Inspiration is my muse, and it is the searching and waiting, the looking and longing for that magic moment that is crucial in the making of a successful painting.

So the paintings represented in my exhibition are a culmination of the last six or so months, and as such, form an autobiographical sketch of my life as a whole over this period. When painting with an automatist influence my muse is realised in sometimes strange ways, presenting compositions which when deciphered seem to sum up a situation or emotion that I wouldn't have been able to describe more eloquently in another language.

The act of painting itself decodes the subconscious, like dreams constantly deconstructing and reconstructing, feeding on different influences, working on the plethora of information one is constantly processing. The show has in fact turned out to be mainly abstract in nature. The paintings have arrived from the broad range of my psyche to reveal their story, which is in turn my story.
Henrietta Dubrey January 2017

Read the essay in full in the catalogue below.  Paintings are available to purchase from 15 February 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 


Expansive Blue
oil on canvas
2016
161 x 130 cm
SOLD
 

Elegy
oil on canvas
2017
161 x 130 cm
SOLD
 

Edburton Hill
oil on canvas
2017
76 x 59 cm

 

After Hours
oil on canvas
2016
49 x 38 cm
SOLD
 

Female Instinct
oil on canvas
2016
136 x 115 cm
SOLD
 

Nurture
oil on canvas
2017
105 x 130 cm
SOLD
 

Maman
oil on canvas
2017
150 x 100 cm

 

Plan
oil on canvas
2017
130 x 105 cm
SOLD
 

Rock
oil on canvas
2016
110 x 89 cm
SOLD
 

Review
oil on canvas
2016
130 x 105 cm

 

Poster
oil on canvas
2016
130 x 105 cm
SOLD
 

Ne Plus Ultra
oil on canvas
2016
110 x 80 cm
SOLD
 

In Roads
oil on canvas
2016
130 x 105 cm

 

Prima
oil on canvas
2017
15 x 13 cm
SOLD
 

Secundo
oil on canvas
2017
18 x 12 cm
SOLD
 

Palm Olive
oil on canvas
2017
18 x 13 cm
SOLD
 

Olympia
oil on canvas
2016
149 x 100 cm

 

Madre
oil on canvas
2016
41 x 32 cm
SOLD
 

Molly
oil on canvas
2016
64 x 63 cm

 

Muse
oil on canvas
2017
79 x 62 cm

 

Flux
oil on canvas
2017
75 x 50 cm

 

Cruz
oil on canvas
2016
68 x 48 cm

 

Sweet Success
oil on canvas
2016
49 x 35 cm
SOLD