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Kinga Elliott

I am drawn to the abstract. I am captivated by complex interconnected shapes, be it in unusual architecture, in tiny seed pods or in mathematical geometry. I am intrigued by complexity, underlying order and emerging connections within a structure. I hope to convey to the viewer the inherent visual beauty of these systems.

I am a painter with a background in science. I make mixed media artworks on paper or board, and I also create colour changing images in back-lit frames by using polariser sheets.

I have a long-held fascination with light, with its manifold representations and appearances in religions, in optics and in theoretical physics. For my artworks, I found a very apt process in the making of cyanotypes, where light plays an active role in the creation of the image.

The cyanotypes serve as starting points that I build on, using acrylic paint, ink, various dry mediums and occasionally resin. I find this technique very fluid and adaptable. It enables me to create abstract, lyrical, poetical works, or straight-lined logical structures as well as representational, recognisable images.

I live and work from my studio in Aberdeenshire. I graduated from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen in 2020, and currently I am the Painting Graduate in Residence there, combining studio practice with assisting at teaching. Originally from Hungary, I emigrated to Scotland in the 1990s.

My works have received numerous awards and have been exhibited at many group and solo shows, including at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh and at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

I worked on a collaborative project as a supporting painter at the British Art Show 9 (2021) and was member of Hospitalfield’s Scotland + Venice team at the Venice Biennale in 2015. Recent residencies include the RSA John Kinross Scholarship to Florence and – closer to home, – at  the rural treasure trove of the Glenesk Folk Museum.











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