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Betsy Bradley brings her vibrant and playful painted works to Ikon Gallery in her first solo exhibition.

The Midlands-based artist takes inspiration from everyday objects to create her colourful works, such as light pollution in the night sky or an intriguing billboard. Her paintings are made from voile and organza – these sheer, translucent fabrics enable the boundaries between image and background to blur, creating different opportunities for movement and light.

Many works in the exhibition have been inspired by different Eastern and Western art movements and ideas, such as Wabi Sabi – a Japanese world view centred around the concept of imperfect or incomplete beauty – and Arte Povera – a radical Italian art movement between the 1960s-70s where artists explored unconventional processes and non-traditional everyday materials.

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