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Celia Kettle

Celia Kettle

United Kingdom

Somber Abstract Painters

Abstract Artists Working in Earthy Tones

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Celia Kettle is a visual artist from London, with a BA Fine Arts from Middlesex University, UK. She is currently living and working in Valencia, Spain. 

Her abstract paintings use the image of a circle to evoke a symbolic world of dissolving planets and overflowing oceans. Repainting used canvases creates a texture, over which she allows diluted washes of watercolour and acrylic paint to flow and settle. 

Using found materials began while an art student at Middlesex University, London, where she deconstructed a found object from the rubbish that was later shown at the National Gallery. While at the University of Valencia she was awarded a prize to exhibit at 'Llocs Llures' in Javea, a sculpture made up of second hand shoes cut in half. 

Celia considers her art to follow the genre of artists such as Eva Hesse, Anslem Kiefer and Anish Kapoor whose work is multidisciplinary, exploring the qualities of different materials in order to express a personal and spiritual vision. 

"In a moment of realization, I suddenly became aware of a new way of seeing. My return to creating art after a period away meant that I had found a new sense of purpose. What was central to my creativity was my inner world of feelings. However, now I had a stronger awareness of changes in the world around me. 
The metaphor of the sea, the clouds, the Earth communicates the intensity of an emotion. I tell the story of a circle that is an individual, it's the Earth, and it's also myself. The line that draws its border defines its boundaries. Keeping within the lines is something I find hard to do, all too easily emotions can spill out as does the paint when it overflows". 


EDUCATION 

2000 – 2002: Doctorate studies (first two years), University Polytechnic of Valencia, Spain. 

1995 – 1998: BA Fine Arts, Middlesex University, London, UK. 

1996 – 1997: Sculpture Department. University Polytechnic of Valencia, Spain. 

1994 - 1995: Foundation Course, Camberwell School of Art, London, UK.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021: 'Series.04´ Municipal Exhibition Space, Alzira Town Hall, Cultural Centre: Curated by Sales Prats Gràcia.

2018 - 'Changing Worlds', Espacio Ronda, Valencia.

2018 - 'Landscapes', Anomalo, Restaurant, Valencia.

2018 - 'Inauguración, Landsape Studio', Russafart, Valencia.

1993 - Grove Lane Gallery, Ealing, London.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021: V Biennal De Valencia Ciutat Vella Oberta, Collegio Mayor Rector Peset.

2021: Artist 360º. International Art Fair, Madrid.

2021: ´Dirty Pink`, Sporting Club Russafa, Valencia, Colonia Roma Women's Artists Group, Curated by Tina McCallan.`

2021: `Contemporary Art Exhibition`, Sporting Club Russafa, Valencia.

2021: `The Beauty of Forgiveness`, Casa Del Dragon, (De Souza Gallery), Cervera del Maestre, Castellon.

2021: `Contemporary Art Exhibition', Ermita San Sebastian, Cervera del Maestre, (De Souza Gallery)

2020 - '20.20', Casa de la enseñanza, Cullera.

2019 - 'Cuidad Vella Oberta', Biennal de Valencia.

2019 - 'Confusion', Benimaclet, Valencia.

2019 - 'rebirth', Spilt Milk Gallery, Edinburgh, UK.

2019 - 'Sunscape', Al Pomodoro Restaurant, Valencia.

2019 - 'Oli Bennet Secret cards', London, England.

2019 - 'Estado Liquido', La Colectiva, Xativa.

2019 - 'Enfocart' 12 Islas, Mercado de Tapineria, Valencia.

2019 - 'Paisajes Rurales', Culturarte, Casa de la Enseñanza, Cullera.

2019 - 'Mercardo de Los Reyes', 12 Islas, Altillo de Miralindo, Valencia.

2018 - 'Exposició Pòsquins', Gallery Imprevisual, Valencia.

2018 - 'Here Now', 4P Gallery, Valencia.

2018 - 'Mercaqdillo de Navidad' Color Elefante, Valencia

2018 - 'Exposició Pòsquins', Centre Carmen, Valencia.

2017 – 'Oli Bennett Secret Cards', London, England.

2017 – 'Anónimous', Fundación San Antonio de Benagéber, Valencia, Spain.

2017 – Digital Screen, The Art Box Project, Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland.

2017 – 'Communication', Lucinda's Lounge, London, England.

2016 – 'The Art Box Project' –Art Basel Art Weeks, Miami Beach hot spot, Miami, USA. 

2016 – 'Exposició Pòsquins', EspacioTapinearte, Valencia, Spain. 

2016 - 'ConFusión Festival III', Tallafocs, Vallencia, Spain. 

2016 - ' Russafart', Gallery , Color Elefante, Valencia, Spain. 

2015 - ' Exposició Pòsquins', Gallería 33, Valencia, Spain. 

2003 – Balcony installation Art, Cabañal VI Edition de Portes Obertes. Valencia, Spain. 

1999 – 'Revealing Compulsions' Global Café, London. 

1997 – 'In Vitro', Video installations in shop window displays, Valencia, Spain. 


PRIZES

1997 – 'Llocs Llures V' , 7 Street Art installations, Javea, Valencia, Spain.


COMPETITIONS

1997 – 'Back to the Future', Student Transcriptions,The National Gallery, London, UK. 


PANEL DEBATES

2019 - 'Contempary Art', Tertulia Culturarte 67, Espacio Ronda, Valencia

2019 - 'Francisco Lozano', Tertulia Culturarte 66, Casa de la Enseñanza, Cullera


INTERVIEWS

Ribera Television. (434) 2019/04/24 - Entrevista: Celia Kettle, Pintora i Escriptora (Part 4) - YouTube

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Celia Kettle is a visual artist from London, with a BA Fine Arts from Middlesex University, UK. She is currently living and working in Valencia, Spain. 

Her abstract paintings use the image of a circle to evoke a symbolic world of dissolving planets and overflowing oceans. Repainting used canvases creates a texture, over which she allows diluted washes of watercolour and acrylic paint to flow and settle. 

Using found materials began while an art student at Middlesex University, London, where she deconstructed a found object from the rubbish that was later shown at the National Gallery. While at the University of Valencia she was awarded a prize to exhibit at 'Llocs Llures' in Javea, a sculpture made up of second hand shoes cut in half. 

Celia considers her art to follow the genre of artists such as Eva Hesse, Anslem Kiefer and Anish Kapoor whose work is multidisciplinary, exploring the qualities of different materials in order to express a personal and spiritual vision. 

"In a moment of realization, I suddenly became aware of a new way of seeing. My return to creating art after a period away meant that I had found a new sense of purpose. What was central to my creativity was my inner world of feelings. However, now I had a stronger awareness of changes in the world around me. 
The metaphor of the sea, the clouds, the Earth communicates the intensity of an emotion. I tell the story of a circle that is an individual, it's the Earth, and it's also myself. The line that draws its border defines its boundaries. Keeping within the lines is something I find hard to do, all too easily emotions can spill out as does the paint when it overflows". 


EDUCATION 

2000 – 2002: Doctorate studies (first two years), University Polytechnic of Valencia, Spain. 

1995 – 1998: BA Fine Arts, Middlesex University, London, UK. 

1996 – 1997: Sculpture Department. University Polytechnic of Valencia, Spain. 

1994 - 1995: Foundation Course, Camberwell School of Art, London, UK.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021: 'Series.04´ Municipal Exhibition Space, Alzira Town Hall, Cultural Centre: Curated by Sales Prats Gràcia.

2018 - 'Changing Worlds', Espacio Ronda, Valencia.

2018 - 'Landscapes', Anomalo, Restaurant, Valencia.

2018 - 'Inauguración, Landsape Studio', Russafart, Valencia.

1993 - Grove Lane Gallery, Ealing, London.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021: V Biennal De Valencia Ciutat Vella Oberta, Collegio Mayor Rector Peset.

2021: Artist 360º. International Art Fair, Madrid.

2021: ´Dirty Pink`, Sporting Club Russafa, Valencia, Colonia Roma Women's Artists Group, Curated by Tina McCallan.`

2021: `Contemporary Art Exhibition`, Sporting Club Russafa, Valencia.

2021: `The Beauty of Forgiveness`, Casa Del Dragon, (De Souza Gallery), Cervera del Maestre, Castellon.

2021: `Contemporary Art Exhibition', Ermita San Sebastian, Cervera del Maestre, (De Souza Gallery)

2020 - '20.20', Casa de la enseñanza, Cullera.

2019 - 'Cuidad Vella Oberta', Biennal de Valencia.

2019 - 'Confusion', Benimaclet, Valencia.

2019 - 'rebirth', Spilt Milk Gallery, Edinburgh, UK.

2019 - 'Sunscape', Al Pomodoro Restaurant, Valencia.

2019 - 'Oli Bennet Secret cards', London, England.

2019 - 'Estado Liquido', La Colectiva, Xativa.

2019 - 'Enfocart' 12 Islas, Mercado de Tapineria, Valencia.

2019 - 'Paisajes Rurales', Culturarte, Casa de la Enseñanza, Cullera.

2019 - 'Mercardo de Los Reyes', 12 Islas, Altillo de Miralindo, Valencia.

2018 - 'Exposició Pòsquins', Gallery Imprevisual, Valencia.

2018 - 'Here Now', 4P Gallery, Valencia.

2018 - 'Mercaqdillo de Navidad' Color Elefante, Valencia

2018 - 'Exposició Pòsquins', Centre Carmen, Valencia.

2017 – 'Oli Bennett Secret Cards', London, England.

2017 – 'Anónimous', Fundación San Antonio de Benagéber, Valencia, Spain.

2017 – Digital Screen, The Art Box Project, Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland.

2017 – 'Communication', Lucinda's Lounge, London, England.

2016 – 'The Art Box Project' –Art Basel Art Weeks, Miami Beach hot spot, Miami, USA. 

2016 – 'Exposició Pòsquins', EspacioTapinearte, Valencia, Spain. 

2016 - 'ConFusión Festival III', Tallafocs, Vallencia, Spain. 

2016 - ' Russafart', Gallery , Color Elefante, Valencia, Spain. 

2015 - ' Exposició Pòsquins', Gallería 33, Valencia, Spain. 

2003 – Balcony installation Art, Cabañal VI Edition de Portes Obertes. Valencia, Spain. 

1999 – 'Revealing Compulsions' Global Café, London. 

1997 – 'In Vitro', Video installations in shop window displays, Valencia, Spain. 


PRIZES

1997 – 'Llocs Llures V' , 7 Street Art installations, Javea, Valencia, Spain.


COMPETITIONS

1997 – 'Back to the Future', Student Transcriptions,The National Gallery, London, UK. 


PANEL DEBATES

2019 - 'Contempary Art', Tertulia Culturarte 67, Espacio Ronda, Valencia

2019 - 'Francisco Lozano', Tertulia Culturarte 66, Casa de la Enseñanza, Cullera


INTERVIEWS

Ribera Television. (434) 2019/04/24 - Entrevista: Celia Kettle, Pintora i Escriptora (Part 4) - YouTube

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The artistic movements of the artists are: Somber Abstract Painters, Abstract Artists Working in Earthy Tones