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About Exhibition

Oriele Steiner’s work explores a wide array of painting techniques and processes, using colour and light as the dominant means of experimentation. She is interested in a palette’s ability to evoke emotion, whether through it’s direct, singular use or via juxtaposition and dissonance. Her paintings are deliberately layered with conflicting emotions – she wishes to place whimsical moments on stage for the world to see, like single frames taken from a comic strip; whilst her compositions imply they exist as part of a larger story, the task us with considering a particular moment. The compositions are derived from Steiner’s very ‘British’ sense of humour – simultaneously comical and dark; surreal yet totally, relatedly human. Fears and taboos leap out of the work, imagery and motifs from personal moments transform themselves in the viewer’s mind, Oriele asking us to judge whether the privacy of these moments is intimate or gross – perhaps a more traditional British comedian would quip “what’s the difference?”.

Oriele Steiner

Oriele Steiner was born in London in 1993. She attended Brighton University, where she studied Fine Art: Painting. Having been featured in the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016, she will be going to the Slade School of Fine Art to study for her MA in 2021.