Victoria Arney studied painting at the Slade and then went on to UAL M.A printmaking graduating in 2012. She now lives and works in France and regularly shows in uk and Europe.
Often making etchings that overlap, shift, repeat and use braille in the form of holes - printmaking has enabled her to introduce a gap or fragmentation which questions where we site ourselves in Landscapes. She calls her landscapes a lament and a sanctuary, spaces with history that look both backwards and forwards between mankind and nature which are evermore encroaching on each other’
Much of her work is about what is left in a landscape (Boundary) which depicts a still from a video of the Japanese Tsunami of 2011. Recently she has done a series of greenhouses with braille names of birds (Nightingale) which puncture the image. (us and them)
Many of the prints are installed unframed such as Echo where weeds that were used to make the mono print become part of the work, each time the piece is shown the weeds deteriorate until only the negative print remains.
She uses black paper as a way of introducing visually negative space.