Eleanor Sarbutt-King


Eleanor Sarbutt-King’s work has centred conceptually around mortality and death, and how particular styles of painting can be used to make humans consider their own mortality and inevitable demise. She depicts this concept using a classic style of painting known as vanitas. Using inspiration from this unique manner of working, Eleanor has created eerily uncomfortable vanitas scenes in a range of mediums from photography to oil paint. To add to the conceptual meaning of the work, Sarbutt-King also manipulates and blends the paint into the image, making the vanitas look as if it is decaying and deteriorating, reminding the viewer even more that the same physical decline will inevitably happen to all humans.


Fine Art Students 2017

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