Alice Walter is a fine art painting student studying at the University of Brighton.
Her paintings explore intuitive and often mono tonal mark-making that resists direct and literal interpretation.
These ambiguous images encourage the viewer to feel their way to an understanding and truth about how painting in this instance can both celebrate and question our experience of our surroundings.
In my work I explore intuitive mark making, working by association and memory rather than direct representation of things seen. I focus on utilising each work's silence -- a result of ambiguity of form, edge and softness of colour -- and hope that painting such reduced images becomes a form of both reflection on myself and on our shared environment.
The world of opera I have encountered here at Glyndebourne has been intoxicatingly plural. It has been a sensory overload, from visual gems such as the head of a ballet costume, a flower in the garden, or the composition of a stage, to a singular quote from an opera or the entire idea of one -- as in Billy Budd where a lone ship can represent the entire depths of humanity, and a microcosm for a very male late Eighteenth Century universe!
This is a language of heightened communication I am now deeply interested in, new to me, where such a sophisticated art form can go far beyond its material confinements which hints at and conjures up what it is like to be human -- something I aim for in my work, though through the quiet language of painting.