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Amanda Houchen

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Dress Me Up, 2011 Oil on Canvas 180cm X 140cm © Amanda Houchen
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Blitz, 2011 Oil on Canvas 148cm X 122cm © Amanda Houchen
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The Birdcage, 2011 Oil on Canvas 180cm X 140cm © Amanda Houchen
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Small Disco, 2011 Oil on Canvas 150cm X 125cm © Amanda Houchen
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The Broken Hearts, 2009 Oil on Canvas 160cm X 130cm © Amanda Houchen
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Balloon, 2011 Oil on Canvas 139cm X 110cm © Amanda Houchen
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Player, 2011 Oil on Canvas 140cm X 90cm © Amanda Houchen
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Amusements, 2011 Oil on Canvas © Amanda Houchen
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Wildlife, 2011 Oil on Canvas © Amanda Houchen
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Balloon 2, 2012 Oil on Canvas 60 X 60 Cm
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Gambler Oil on Canvas 70cm X 70cm
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Place Your Bet, 2012 Oil on Canvas 70cm X 70cm
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The Birdcage small, 2012 Oil on Canvas 60 X 60 Cm
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Balloon, 2011 Oil on Canvas
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Circus, 2012 Oil on Canvas 150 X 150
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Tightrope, November2012 Oil on Canvas 130 X 170 Cm
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
London
Birth year
1980
Lives in
London
Works in
London
Tags
illustration pop modern pop, Cubist, contemporary, Pop Art painting modern, figurative
Statement

Amanda Houchen is a self-taught artist, specialising in contemporary oil painting and based at V22 studios Bermondsey. Her work aims to evoke emotion through a heightened sense of colour and shape. The portraits are done in a slightly childlike style, conveying an exaggerated state of awareness and the sensory experience of just looking. 

The work includes text, as a child would label their pictures, deliberately drawing the viewer's attention towards certain details. These pieces are designed above all to be fun and fulfilling; creating positive feelings through bright colours and patterns, so appealing to people on an instinctive level. She is drawn to capture the particular mood of a moment and there is often an undercurrent of suspense and mystery to each piece.

They have a stylised and tactile quality to them that is inspired largely by graphic design. Working mainly from her own photographs; she is influenced by the glamour and contrived composition of fashion photography. Her focus is to create original paintings; fusing figurative and abstract elements to form a contemporary style. 

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