Freya Magenta is a Lancashire based Fine Artist. She has been refining her craft, specialising in acrylic painting, exploring the strange and macabre through a vivid palette to create heightened realism within her works. Magenta’s work is heavily influenced by the 17th-century Vanitas movement, symbolic still-life paintings that originated in 1600s Holland. These paintings visualise death, consumerism, pleasure, earthly commodities and religious ideals through the objects presented. This was shaped by Dutch still-life painters like Harmen Steenwijck and Evert Collier. Her current work emphasises the significance of the traditional Vanitas warnings fused with the Postmodern Gothic with contemporary influences from Andy Warhol and Audrey Flack. In the hope that the work will engage contemporary audiences by questioning the increased obsession with material wealth and celebrity culture.
Recently finished her BA(Hons) in Fine Art and Professional Practice at Blackpool School of Arts, Magenta is planning to continue her research and practice by studying for an MA in Fine Art the following year. Amid studying, she has been exhibiting and selling Fine Artworks and prints both nationally and internationally through online platforms and existing client base. You can usually find her painting away in her studio with her spoilt beasties.
FLUX Summer Show
FLUX Review Online Exhibition, June - July 2022
MADE IT 22
Home, Manchester, May - July 2022
The Grundy, Blackpool, January - February 2022
The Transit Gallery, Blackpool, April - May 2021
HoundsHill, Blackpool, May -June 2019
Pushing the Boat Out
The Fylde Gallery, Lytham St.Annes, October - November 2018
Projects and Press
Collect Art Magazine, Spring Issue, May 2022.
BA (Hons) Fine Art and Professional Practice Blackpool School of Arts 2019-2022
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design Blackpool Sixth 2017-2019