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Ottelien Huckin

United Kingdom Born in: 1993
Translation in progress

Edinburgh College of Arts (BA , 2018)

Powerful, sensual, painful, vulnerable, joyful - when I draw or paint the female figure, I often contemplate what it means to inhabit my own body. Entrenched in a long art historical discourse dictated by 'the male gaze', my practice aims to reveal the nude in an autonomous, empowered and sensual way by reinterpreting old master drawings with my own life drawing observations and intuition. 


Either in the immediacy of an encounter or in the fragility of a memory, drawing is a personal and authentic form of expression in my practice. Drawing directly onto canvas with oil bar, my practice seeks to capture the qualities of a preparatory sketch. It is an exploratory process, allowing each mark to land as an expressive catalyst for the next. The staining nature of the medium mimics that of charcoal traditionally used in the academic style of figure drawing. Using bold colour pigments, I aim to reject the ideas of classical draughtsmanship and question the hierarchy of painting by raising the status of the preparatory drawing to canvas.


Ottelien Huckin is a Bath and London based artist. Graduating from a degree in Fine Art: Painting at the Edinburgh College of Art in 2016 and a diploma from The Sotheby's Institute: Foundations of Western History of Art in 2018, Ottelien has previously exhibited across the UK; including a solo show at 44AD artspace and gallery, Bath and The Mall Galleries, London with The Royal Society of British Artists: RBA Rome Scholarship. Most recently, Ottelien was a finalist for The Signature Art Prize 2019, showing her work at Bankside Hotel and Trinity Art Gallery, London.

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Ottelien Huckin, Study Eight, Drawing

Ottelien Huckin

Study Eight, 2019
6.7 x 4.7 x 0.8 inch
Drawing

$392

Ottelien Huckin, The Dancers, Painting

Ottelien Huckin

The Dancers, 2019
51.2 x 33.5 x 1.4 inch
Painting

$2,611

Ottelien Huckin, Salomé {smiling}, Painting

Ottelien Huckin

Salomé {smiling}, 2018
27.6 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,436

Ottelien Huckin, Study Four, Drawing

Ottelien Huckin

Study Four, 2019
7.9 x 5.9 x 0.8 inch
Drawing

$457

Ottelien Huckin, Hidden in the River, Painting

Ottelien Huckin

Hidden in the River, 2018
29.5 x 29.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,567

Ottelien Huckin, Iris, Painting

Ottelien Huckin

Iris, 2018
55.1 x 51.2 x 1.4 inch
Painting

$3,917

Ottelien Huckin, Reclining, Painting

Ottelien Huckin

Reclining, 2019
35.4 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,350

Ottelien Huckin, Study Five, Drawing

Ottelien Huckin

Study Five, 2019
7.9 x 5.9 x 0.8 inch
Drawing

$457

Ottelien Huckin, Study Six, Drawing

Ottelien Huckin

Study Six, 2019
5.9 x 5.9 x 0.8 inch
Drawing

$392

Ottelien Huckin, Study Seven, Drawing

Ottelien Huckin

Study Seven, 2019
7.9 x 5.9 x 0.8 inch
Drawing

$457

Ottelien Huckin, Laurel, Painting

Ottelien Huckin

Laurel, 2019
49.2 x 41.3 x 1.4 inch
Painting

$3,264

Ottelien Huckin, Grace, Painting

Ottelien Huckin

Grace, 2019
51.2 x 37.4 x 1.4 inch
Painting

$3,003

Ottelien Huckin, Dream, Painting

Ottelien Huckin

Dream, 2019
17.7 x 15.7 x 1.4 inch
Painting

$1,077

Ottelien Huckin, Dream II, Painting

Ottelien Huckin

Dream II, 2019
15.7 x 9.8 x 1.4 inch
Painting

$979

Ottelien Huckin, Two Doves, Love, Painting

Ottelien Huckin

Two Doves, Love, 2019
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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Ottelien Huckin, Entwine, Painting

Ottelien Huckin

Entwine, 2019
45.3 x 29.5 x 1.4 inch
Painting

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