My first reaction to Covid-19 has been this large painting of England and France from an aerial perspective. I live on the Kent coast opposite Calais. As a child I often looked through my father’s 3D surveyor glasses at aerial survey photographs, fascinated by the trees, or spikey dots, jumping up at me and the changes in terrain.
Early in the Lockdown, I was in quarantine and realised I needed something familiar and contemplative as my subject. I wanted a painting to get lost in every day, something familiar with no pressure. My subconscious took over and the familiar became unfamiliar with a merging of the images of Covid-19 that we see online and a geographical map of where I live.
The flow of this painting moves from the beauty and calm of the translucent sea to the spikey hashtags, dots and shapes on the land. Like looking under a microscope at a virus, the land pulsates with movement and action. Shapes float and move over the canvas, some fast some slow like outbreaks of Covid-19 and isolation bubbles.
This painting, Pandemic, is about the transition from the way our lives were before and how they will become as we move out of Lockdown.
About the Artist
Stephanie Fuller has been a professional artist for 4 decades.
All her paintings created between 2010 and 2018 are in private collections around the world. The artist feels that beauty and horror go hand in hand in great art and continues to paint nature, the sea and still-lives (a life long pre-occupation).
Stephanie Fuller was born in Australia, lives at the seaside in Deal, Kent and has lived and worked between Australia, London and Los Angeles for the past 40 years.
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Before the world changed
The work in this short video below covers decades of making and exhibiting. My work has been in museum and gallery exhibitions, art fairs and sculpture parks in Australia, England and California.
I trained as an artist in London in the 80s and have consistently exhibited since my first group exhibition in 1990.