Palm Trees and Pylons II
, 2015, acrylic and collage on canvas, 25x30cm.
Anna Garrett's recent project Ruin Lust
consists of urban imagery layered onto a painterly emulation of a digitalised tropical sunset; the ruinous collage breaks the dreamy neon haze. Garrett's work suggests how ruin, garbage and the over-looked could reveal 'truth' within contemporary consumer culture. Touching upon the notion of the abject, Garrett's pieces metaphorically allure to the seductive toxicity of consumer culture and its reality. Previous projects include Welcome to Paradise
, 2014, concerning the construction of the advertising image. The work exposed the hollowness of the image, combining tropical travel brochure imagery with elements of the overlooked reality of human presence in painting and collage.
Anna Garrett graduated from the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham (2014). Garrett's work has been included in several exhibitions in the UK and Europe including Art Athena, Athens with Lubomirov-Easton Gallery (2015). Solo exhibitions include 'Fluore$cent', Footfall Art, Bermondsey, 2014, and upcoming solo show 'glitter. garden. garbage.' at the Riverside Cafe Gallery, Farnham Maltings (December 2015). Prizes include: Hans Brinker Painting Trophy finalist, Amsterdam (2013), Rising Stars finalist (2013), shortlisted for the Signature Art Prize (2015). Garrett lives and work in Guildford.