Mandy Payne - main contact for information regarding the show
Mandy Payne is a painter and a printmaker, although for this body of work she has focussed largely on painting. Her principal painting medium is mixed media, working primarily in acrylics, oils and aerosol. The physicality of paint and surface texture are important elements in her work, as are exploring different media and processes.
She is interested in marginal spaces, places that are often maligned and thought to be devoid of traditional aesthetic beauty. For past 3 years she has been exploring Park Hill in Sheffield, the Grade II* listed council estate and one of Britain’s largest examples of Brutalist architecture.
Park Hill is currently undergoing regeneration and as such is an interesting place to observe. Part of the estate has undergone transformation into shiny, luxury flats whilst half remains boarded up and derelict.
Mandy’s earlier work has focussed mainly on the un- refurbished parts of the development where the memories and layers of the past are almost tangible. Her intentions were to create observational paintings that spoke of the displacement of the established communities and the temporality of urban landscape. She also wanted to draw attention to what she considered to be the hidden beauty of the estate, the geometry of the imposing architecture, the play of light and shadows on the walkways and the myriad of colours present in the spalled and tarnished concrete.
Spending time at Park Hill reinforced to her that concrete is the unifying link throughout the site. With this in mind she has been working with materials that are integral to the estate itself, namely concrete (which she has mixed both into the paint and as a substrate) and aerosol spray paint (referencing the graffiti).
For further information/ examples of Mandy’s work please visit her websitewww.mandypayneart.co.uk
Oil, aerosol, roofing sealant on Board, 55 x 44.5 cm
Oil, aerosol, roofing sealant on board, 28 x 28 cm
Aerosol on Concrete, 23 x 23 cm
Aerosol on Concrete, 19.5 x 19.5 cm
Aerosol on Concrete, 32 x 32 cm
Mixed media on board 27 x 23 cm
Bio - Mandy Payne is a Sheffield based artist and studied fine art at Nottingham University graduating in 2013. Recent group exhibitions include the John Moores Painting Prize 2014, (where she was a Prize Winner), Threadneedle Painting Prize, (Mall Galleries, London 2013), Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (2014), The John Ruskin Prize (2014) and ‘Picturing Sheffield’ exhibitions at the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield (2015).
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