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Of Bright and Blue Places

© the artist. Photo credit: Brunel University London Arts Collection

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Fiona Curran’s paintings conjure up imagined spaces that play with notions of the real and the unreal, utopia and dystopia. Exploring the remnants of the sublime in contemporary visual culture, her works engage with a recurring utopian impulse, formal idealism and a sense of escapism that re-registers in a palette borrowed from the computer screen and advertising.

The titles of the works often give a further clue to their origin in the push-pull between promise and disillusion, referencing song lyrics, novels and films that speak a language of loss and longing, of fragmentation and ambiguity, where all is not quite as it should be in the bright and beautiful image-world we inhabit.

Brunel University London


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    acrylic on linen

  • Measurements

    64 x 79 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    purchased from the artist by G. Mogg, from the exhibition 'Paint', Beldam Gallery, 2010


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Brunel University London

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