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Hetty Douglas

Hetty Douglas
Photo courtesy of Alex Goldstein
Hetty Douglas unveils a series of acrylic paintings which centre on capturing the complexities of daily life, both externally through observations of society and internally within herself. Drawing inspiration from her complex upbringing and adulthood, Douglas’, goes beyond traditional boundaries, incorporating materials such as charcoal and using spray paint, drawing inspiration from the urban degradation that surrounds us. Within her artworks, Hetty eloquently conveys buried feelings of confusion, hate, rage, and hope, each relating to pivotal moments in her life from childhood to adulthood.

Hetty’s work becomes a means of breaking free from the agonizing cycle of conflicted love, confronting past traumas, and awakening from the facade of false fun and energy. This amalgamation of ideas culminates in layered canvases, where raw, fortuitous, and deliberate marks converge to create visually striking compositions.

 Hetty Douglas (b. 1992) lives and works in London, England. She holds a BA (Hons) in Illustration from University of Arts London. Solo exhibitions include Baby Names at Shit Art Club, Los Angeles (2023); Flooded at Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm (2022). Group exhibitions include Intertwined Realities, Bricks Gallery, Copenhagen (2023); Glove Box, Dublin (2022); The Arts Club Binder of Women, London (2022); Shit Art Club, Los Angeles (2021); Pop Fine Arts, Los Angeles (2020); Deli Grocery, New York (2020); Southward Platform, London (2019); Deli Grocery, New York (2019); Gallery 46, London (2018); Gamble Street, Nottingham (2018); Cob Gallery, London (2018); Republic Gallery, London (2017); Doomer Gallery, London (2016); 71a Gallery, London (2016); Mother, London (2016); Monroe Street, New York (2016). Hetty welcomes an upcoming solo exhibition with Mott Projects, New York (2024).
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