Companion Ghosts, (detail)
       
     
 Companion Ghosts, 2015, Mixed media on canvas, 162x130 cm
       
     
 Sorcières et Singeries, (detail)
       
     
 Sorcières et Singeries, 2015, Mixed media on canvas, 210x170 cm  The paintings in this series (all works mixed media on canvas) operate as imaginary worlds, levitating landscapes in a dream-like dimension. Metaphorical microcosms, they encapsulate many of the characteristics of my broader practice.  Alicia Paz:  "In a globalised world, every new culture we familiarise ourselves with can potentially become a new identity, a new way of being. From my time in France and in Germany, I acquired a fascination with the Rococo period; from California, I kept the humour and insouciance of Pop; from Mexico I retained the pleasure of colour and Baroque ornamentation, and since living in Britain, I have developed a penchant for darker, slightly gothic atmospheres, as well as a return to nature as a source of inspiration. All of these strands make up the DNA of my practice, intertwined... Perhaps one could say that I paint in one pictorial language at any given time with the “accent” of another?" (Excerpt from interview with curator Uwe Gellner, Autumn 2015).    
       
     
 Sorcières et Singeries, (detail)
       
     
 Evensong, 2015, Mixed media on canvas, 210x170 cm
       
     
 Evensong, (detail)
       
     
 Untitled, 2011, Mixed media on canvas, 200x160 cm
       
     
 Untitled, (detail)   
       
     
 Europa (triptych) 2016, Mixed media on paper, archival frames, each 152x122x3 cm
       
     
2016-10-05109702 1 copy.jpg
       
     
2016-10-05109701 1 copy.jpg
       
     
 Trapeze, 2010, Mixed media on canvas, 200x160 cm
       
     
 Trapeze, (detail)
       
     
 Medusa's Island, (detail)
       
     
 Medusa's Island, 2011, Mixed media on canvas, 200x160 cm
       
     
 Medusa's Island, (detail)
       
     
 Racine, 2010, Mixed media on canvas, 190x130 cm
       
     
 Racine, (detail)
       
     
 Guardians of the Secret, 2011, Mixed media on canvas, 200x160 cm
       
     
 Companion Ghosts, (detail)
       
     

Companion Ghosts, (detail)

 Companion Ghosts, 2015, Mixed media on canvas, 162x130 cm
       
     

Companion Ghosts, 2015, Mixed media on canvas, 162x130 cm

 Sorcières et Singeries, (detail)
       
     

Sorcières et Singeries, (detail)

 Sorcières et Singeries, 2015, Mixed media on canvas, 210x170 cm  The paintings in this series (all works mixed media on canvas) operate as imaginary worlds, levitating landscapes in a dream-like dimension. Metaphorical microcosms, they encapsulate many of the characteristics of my broader practice.  Alicia Paz:  "In a globalised world, every new culture we familiarise ourselves with can potentially become a new identity, a new way of being. From my time in France and in Germany, I acquired a fascination with the Rococo period; from California, I kept the humour and insouciance of Pop; from Mexico I retained the pleasure of colour and Baroque ornamentation, and since living in Britain, I have developed a penchant for darker, slightly gothic atmospheres, as well as a return to nature as a source of inspiration. All of these strands make up the DNA of my practice, intertwined... Perhaps one could say that I paint in one pictorial language at any given time with the “accent” of another?" (Excerpt from interview with curator Uwe Gellner, Autumn 2015).    
       
     

Sorcières et Singeries, 2015, Mixed media on canvas, 210x170 cm

The paintings in this series (all works mixed media on canvas) operate as imaginary worlds, levitating landscapes in a dream-like dimension. Metaphorical microcosms, they encapsulate many of the characteristics of my broader practice.

Alicia Paz:  "In a globalised world, every new culture we familiarise ourselves with can potentially become a new identity, a new way of being. From my time in France and in Germany, I acquired a fascination with the Rococo period; from California, I kept the humour and insouciance of Pop; from Mexico I retained the pleasure of colour and Baroque ornamentation, and since living in Britain, I have developed a penchant for darker, slightly gothic atmospheres, as well as a return to nature as a source of inspiration. All of these strands make up the DNA of my practice, intertwined... Perhaps one could say that I paint in one pictorial language at any given time with the “accent” of another?" (Excerpt from interview with curator Uwe Gellner, Autumn 2015). 

 

 Sorcières et Singeries, (detail)
       
     

Sorcières et Singeries, (detail)

 Evensong, 2015, Mixed media on canvas, 210x170 cm
       
     

Evensong, 2015, Mixed media on canvas, 210x170 cm

 Evensong, (detail)
       
     

Evensong, (detail)

 Untitled, 2011, Mixed media on canvas, 200x160 cm
       
     

Untitled, 2011, Mixed media on canvas, 200x160 cm

 Untitled, (detail)   
       
     

Untitled, (detail)

 

 Europa (triptych) 2016, Mixed media on paper, archival frames, each 152x122x3 cm
       
     

Europa (triptych) 2016, Mixed media on paper, archival frames, each 152x122x3 cm

2016-10-05109702 1 copy.jpg
       
     
2016-10-05109701 1 copy.jpg
       
     
 Trapeze, 2010, Mixed media on canvas, 200x160 cm
       
     

Trapeze, 2010, Mixed media on canvas, 200x160 cm

 Trapeze, (detail)
       
     

Trapeze, (detail)

 Medusa's Island, (detail)
       
     

Medusa's Island, (detail)

 Medusa's Island, 2011, Mixed media on canvas, 200x160 cm
       
     

Medusa's Island, 2011, Mixed media on canvas, 200x160 cm

 Medusa's Island, (detail)
       
     

Medusa's Island, (detail)

 Racine, 2010, Mixed media on canvas, 190x130 cm
       
     

Racine, 2010, Mixed media on canvas, 190x130 cm

 Racine, (detail)
       
     

Racine, (detail)

 Guardians of the Secret, 2011, Mixed media on canvas, 200x160 cm
       
     

Guardians of the Secret, 2011, Mixed media on canvas, 200x160 cm