Venetia Berry is a London-based artist who trained at The Charles Cecil School in Florence, followed by The Leith School in Edinburgh and then The Royal Drawing School, London. An accomplished oil painter and portrait artist, she also creates work that is whimsical and dream-like. With a particular interest in the female nude, her languid forms drift across the page or canvas like apparitions or puffs of smoke. She paints the figure through an abstracted lens, simplifying the form using pure line, or reduced mark-making.
Venetia's work seeks to reverse the male gaze by challenging the archetypical sexualised female nude. Her distorted and elongated forms play with feelings of illusion and trickery. There is an ambiguity to her work which invites the viewer's imagination and own interpretation.
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