Veronia Gayle is a Bristol based artist, her practice centres on the abstract, working with a selection of media. She has now completed her BA Degree course in Drawing and Applied Art at Bower Ashton campus at the University of The West of England; with First Class Honours.
Veronia Gayle’s practice is based on the experimental exploration of the ambiguous abstract nature of form, line and texture. She manipulates the 2D format to mimic a sculptural structure to imply the illusion of form, depth and movement. The nurturing of this concept is a fundamental process of her practice and she brings this to fruition by using an array of media.
Gayle’s artwork has an entrancing quality that immediately entices her audiences to view her work on an intimate basis by compelling a further investigation.
Veronia Gayle Biography
It all started with the designing of a Parent and Toddler personal calendar and a child’s handprint keepsake, which she undertook to design and build for a fundraiser. She even wrote a poem, which she was willing to share to accompany the handprint; from then on her creativity was rekindled.
Gayle’s art is based around the contours of nature and the human form, which she portrays through gestural formed lines. Her current medium is paper, which she has screen-printed and with this selection she composes collages cut from a selection of organically found lined / patterned templates, to give the illusion of a 3D sculpture.
Gayle feels the organic process of discovering the right composition and colour for each artwork is a fundamental key to her art; by adding and rearranging the collage it enables her to complete or open a journey of the flow of her piece. Her layered collages hold the attention of the viewer through their composition and her palette.
Gayle’s collages emanate the essence of the human form, a structure that everyone can relate to. She wants the passerby to stop in their tracks and be entranced by what they see or what they think they see.