Kelly Valencia

Fine Art - BA (Hons)

‘The Four Alchemical Stages’ is based on experimentation and exploring abstraction, using a variety of mediums and colours as a way of challenging and expanding the possibilities of painting. The choice of colour reflects Kelly's intense relationship with materials and colour-combinations, and her interest in issues such as sociocultural-evolution, popular culture and violence.

Executed in acrylic, pigment and oil paint on canvas, ‘Four Alchemical Stages’ concerns the relationship between light (yellow) and dark (black) to the psychological meaning and representation of colour in nature (red) and the ‘nature of power’ = political.