Painting & Printmaking School of Fine Art

Rebecca Laverty

(she/her)

I work in expanded drawing to map out a psychological landscape, depicting life through the perspective of someone who lives inside their head.

I enjoy finding whimsy in my misunderstanding of life; I choose to counteract the increasing bleakness of late stage capitalism with notions of absurdity and idealism. In my drawings, distress is a bug in my brain that I can have excavated by my doctor and my circling, excessive thinking instead develops in a nice, straight line. Reality is harsh: I excoriate its surface, uncovering my anatomical make-up or the tiny bacteria living on my skin as though I’m lifting a rock to peer at creatures underneath.

These drawings are my thoughts; I make futile attempts at ‘solving’ them, drawing lines between and around them as though they could ever have a boundary. In agreement with the physicality of my material, I allow the chalky stains of soft pastels or the viscosity of paint to have a hand in forming my nebulous thoughts on the surface— the place where, frustratingly, they are as tangible as they will ever be.

 

Hell is a place on Earth. Heaven is a place in your head.

– David Wojnarowicz, Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration

 

Contact
rebeccalaverty2812@gmail.com
R.Laverty1@student.gsa.ac.uk
@reebobeebo
Works
Individual Works
Eulogy for a Drawing
Microscopic Love Story
Eulogy for a Drawing II
Urgent Case Fantasy
Installation

Individual Works

Untitled

2023, 59x42cm, Tempura paint and soft pastel on paper glued to wood panel
For Sale: Price on request

The Cat Is Where It Ends

2024, 21 x 29.7 (x2), Acrylic and moulding medium on canvas
For Sale: Price on request

I'm Naive But I Know What's Wrong

2024, 21 x 29cm, Acrylic and moulding medium on canvas
For Sale: Price on request

Head

2024, 53 x 75cm, Soft pastel on paper

A Very Easy Death

2024, 14 x 21cm, Graphite on paper glued to wood
For Sale: Price on request

Detail of The Tiniest Thing

Ascension

2024, 18 x 22.5cm, Soft pastel on paper
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The Tiniest Thing

2024, 57 x 137cm, Soft pastel on paper
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Eulogy for a Drawing

A drawing of a head is gradually erased and drawn over. I document its evolution and print it as a sequence, evidencing a cycle of some sort: birth to death, one thought to another, asleep to awake—or the other way round, depending on the order in which it is viewed.

This series documents the process of a soft pastel drawing. Each stage of the drawing was documented, photocopied, and printed onto canvas with image transfer medium.

 

Eulogy for a Drawing

2024, 28 x 332cm, Image transfers and embroidered thread on sewn canvas
For Sale: Price on request

Detail of Eulogy for a Drawing

Detail of Eulogy for a Drawing

Detail of Eulogy for a Drawing

Microscopic Love Story

Microscopic Love Story

Series of drawings, 2024, 29.7 x 42cm (x2) and 21 x 29.7cm (x2), Soft pastel and tempura on paper
For Sale: Price on request

Drawings from Microscopic Love Story

2024, 21 x 29.7cm, Tempura paint and soft pastel on paper

Drawing from Microscopic Love Story

2024, 29.7 x 42cm, Soft pastel and graphite pencil on paper

Drawing from Microscopic Love Story

2023, 29.7 x 42cm, Soft pastel on paper

Eulogy for a Drawing II

Eulogy for a Drawing II

2024, 20 x 71cm, Image transfers on stretched muslin, LED lights
For Sale: Price on request

Detail of Eulogy for a Drawing II

Detail of Eulogy for a Drawing II

Detail of Eulogy for a Drawing II

Urgent Case Fantasy

Urgent Case Fantasy I

2024, 29.7 x 42cm, Soft pastel on paper
For Sale: Price on request

Urgent Case Fantasy II

2024, 29.7 x 42cm, Soft pastel on paper
For Sale: Price on request