Victoria Playford is a London based artist, whose paintings examine modes of story telling and reconstructions of the past. Taking historic and contemporary events as a subject matter, she has been exploring the evolution of mental health facilities and their historical social dynamics.
Currently interested in the relationship and attitudes towards the mentally ill, Victoria Playford’s artworks have explored the brutality and vulnerability of the human condition. The ‘self’ being capable of both the brightest and darkest acts.
This has evoked a series of paintings in which every element is a deliberately chosen ingredient telling part of a story.
'Ones to Watch', 59 London Wall, London, EC2M 5TR, June-July, 2014
Arch Collective Gallery, London, June 2014
Stomach 2, Hoxton Arches, London, May 2014
Chelmsford Arts Trail, Man about town, Chelmsford, 2010
The Market Estate Project, London, 2010
Earls Court, KithKin Presents, Designersblock, London, 2009
Graduate Exhibition, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, 2009
Attack of the Anti-Flats, London, 2008
Driving in Reverse, London, 2007