Kerri Pratt

Festival: 2015

Inspired by travel and encounters with new places, Kerri Pratt’s paintings have references to man-made, industrial and urban landscapes. She deconstructs the landscape through a drawing process to find new ways of ‘seeing’ and responding to the built environment. Verging on the abstract, the spaces depicted have an ambiguity intended to intrigue the viewer offering an element of familiarity without fully revealing itself. Strong colour and dramatic structural composition are vital components, evoking a strong sense of place. During her current arts residency for The Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award, she is developing new work inspired by her home county of Derbyshire. This will culminate in a solo exhibition at the Derby Museum and Art Gallery in September 2015.

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