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GV Art represents a broad community of established and emerging artists. Working in a variety of disciplines, this diverse group share a common artistic and emotional vocabulary which is in sympathy with and helps mould the gallery’s sensibility. Defined by neither ideology nor fashion, it demands only tolerance for the individual voice, interconnectivity between man and environment and fresh approaches to our understanding of the human condition.
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Susan Aldworth, an experimental print and film maker, investigates the transience of self. Her fascination with the physical brain has led to new work which employs techniques from the traditional to the more radical. In Transience Aldworth explores the brain as matter – a historical first - etching from human brain tissue.
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The Portrait Anatomised
Susan Aldworth is an internationally renowned artist represented by GV Art gallery, London. A display of her works entitled The Portrait Anatomised will be shown at the National Portrait Gallery, London in room 38a from March – September 2013. The Portrait Anatomised is an installation of three life-sized portraits of individuals living successfully with epilepsy.
Epilepsy is caused by disrupted electrical charges in the brain, and while it affects 1 in 100 people in Britain, there are many misconceptions about the condition. Aldworth’s unique working methods combine traditional print processes with state-of-the-art images such as medical brain scans, EEG data and contemporary digital photography. Each portrait is two metres high and made up of nine separate prints. The project has been funded by Guy's and St Thomas' Charity and is supported by the Epilepsy Society.
A link to a short film about the project
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The National Portrait Gallery, London
Room 38a, The National Portrait Gallery, London
St Martin’s Place