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In Keeley's pursuit of the perfect picture no demand appears too unreasonable, her outlandish style and sophistication plays on the romantic notions of classic novels. In which she has created a sustainable practice from those novels, from Alice to Lolita, Blackpool to Bavaria. She defines her work as a lucid dream, which sits on the cusp of reality and fantasy of times gone by. Her motivation comes from her father whom always wanted to be an artist; yet that was never how things ended up for him. The elements of her fathers love for painting inspired her from when she was young, walking round galleries as a child has inspired her to create a practice that is inspired by childhood memories. To her the transition to adulthood, which she still feels she is completing aged twenty-six, is something that interferes with life and so challenges this frequently within her work. That liminal zone to which we are both mature and innocent is one that reoccurs through many of Keeley's body of work.
Keeley Bentley • James Burns • Katrina H Burton • Gabriella Csutor • Annabella Esposito • Jessica Findlow • James Hess • Paulina Klonowska • Melissa Langley • Kirsty McEvoy • Dan Nichols • Libby Nightingale • Charlotte Richards • Zev Rogan • Beanie Steadman •