Amy Albright has developed a visual language that alludes to the interconnecting natural forms and patterns that surround us. Numerous sources are explored and referenced in the work: meteorological, astronomical, satellite and microscopic imagery, as well as her own investigative photographs.
Her painting process is organic, imitating nature’s ephemeral flux. The work evolves by allowing and capturing elements of chance, and balancing with an intuitive response to previous mark.
In paintings of great richness and sensitivity, she allows glimpses into a world that is not always visible to the naked eye.
Minute fragments and traces that seem mysteriously familiar emerge out of deep luminous surfaces of colour. Through an intriguing relationship between macro and microscopic, the viewer is often called upon to question their sense of scale.
On the verge between figuration and abstraction, Albright’s paintings communicate an intimate view of the intangible and ambiguous in nature, offering clues for the viewer to contemplate.
Albright graduated from University College Falmouth in 2007 and currently lives and works in Cornwall. In 2007 she won the Midas Award, culminating in a solo exhibition at Newlyn Art Gallery. She has exhibited in group exhibitions in London, Nottingham, New York and the South West. In 2009 she was selected to participate in a residency programme with Gallery Tresco, Isles of Scilly. In 2013 she became an elected member of the Newlyn Society of Artists. Recently she has completed commissions for P&O Cruises for their ship ‘Britannia’ as well as SAGA Cruises for their latest ship ‘Spirit of Discovery’.