Amy GardnerShop prints
Amy Gardner is an Australian born, London based multi-media artist, best known for her bold use of colour and uplifting images. The driving force behind her work is celebrating womanhood, the power of women supporting women, and respectfully nodding to the movement and ‘history of effort’ gifted to us from generations of women before us.
Amy is particularly interested in the experience of women, the hidden labour, and the physical movements of women. She often uses collage elements with found images from 1950’s advertising to smash the ideal of the 'perfect woman' illustrating just how archaic, yet prevalent in contemporary culture these ideals are.
As a multi-media artist, Amy merges many print mediums, screenprint, and monoprint, linoprint often combining them with gestural flow like movements (or swooshes and splats), ink pulling, collage and photography. She uses energetic movement, colour, and flow to produce her work.
To amplify the message of celebrating our imperfections and embracing our uniqueness Amy deliberately works outside of the realm of printing standards; mis-registering, imperfect hand cut stencils, as well as pushing and disregarding perceived limits. In this respect, her work could be seen to hint at the often subtle ways in which women have historically subverted the constraints of their 'allotted' roles.
Amy works from her home studio as well as from communal print studios across London. Her work can be found in various private collections worldwide and currently exhibits with a number of galleries across the UK, and exhibits at various international art fairs.
Founder of www.auntjoygallery.com, and exciting collective of female artists looking to make a change.