Born in London,
Lives & works Brighton
Embodying a felt experience through a female gaze, Archer's practice is centred around the visual representation of memory. Using the medium of oil paint, she produces works that reconfigure and re-contextualise imagery. Intrigued by the notion of a 'turning point' within a moment, these works seek to create a pictorial language which oscillates between euphoria and tragedy. Her creative process integrates social and bodily systems, manipulating paint to perpetuate links between humanity and the environment they inhabit.
In a sense, the mark making used is representative of the repercussions of a moment. Tightly rendered in places but also somewhat light and ethereal, they entail an emotion which can contradict the form or composition of the subject at hand. Illusions of tactility in the painting of flesh, fabric or jewellery, builds a subject bound to a space in time and collapses the distance between the subconscious and reality, impregnated moments that never quite resolve themselves. This produces permanence within the vague, immortalising a moment in time.
2020-2023 BA Fine Art Painting, University of Brighton
Summer Show Online, Kingston School of Art,
Coalescence, University of Brighton, City Campus, Brighton
Pink and Purple, The Queery, Brighton
Brighton Graduate Show , University of Brighton, Brighton
The Body Remembers, The Starving Artist, Online
Letchworth Open 23, Broadway Gallery, Hertfordshire
(Forthcoming) BAS Opening Show, Brighton Art Space, Brighton
(Forthcoming) The Platform award, Phoenix Art Space, Brighton
Recording Session, Blue Saloon, Brighton
BFAP MAG 23