Alice Gur-Arie


Alice is an award nominated mixed media artist who takes photographs around the world and repaints them by hand digitally into contemporary, limited edition, fine art images.
The concept of "seeing" is at the heart of her practice. Combining photography with painting, Alice invites the viewer to replace the window through which they see the world, with a lens that interprets visual experience into something that is at once familiar and foreign. Inspired by the natural world, landscapes, seascapes, nature, and wildlife dominate her portfolio, ranging in style from bold saturated abstracts to soft, textured tones. Alice is completely self taught.
Treating the photograph as a canvas, images are repainted by hand digitally with a "brush", sometimes in layers, sometimes pixel by pixel. Of her creative approach Alice says, "My work is not about digital manipulation or software, but about my ability to transform the canvas into a re-imagined world."
Alice's work has been exhibited at the Embassy of Iceland in London and auctioned at Christie's London. Several of her images have been selected by US publishers for book covers. She is regularly invited to produce commissioned work, and her art is held in private collections in the UK, Canada, the USA, Germany, Switzerland and Israel. Alice is represented by a number of UK based galleries, and Bridgeman Images internationally.
Alice also serves on the Board of Directors for Positive View Foundation, a highly respected charity whose outcome-oriented Youth Empowerment Programme uses photography to give disadvantaged 16-25 year olds living on inner London estates new skills, the ability to find their voices, and the motivation to transform their lives.
Awards / Recognition
Featured Artist, ArtGemini Prize
Artist of the Week, Tagsmart
Long listed, Secret Art Prize
Top Ten Art List CultureLabel
Shortlisted, Bridgeman Studio Award
Artist of the Month, Bridgeman Images
Long listed, Aesthetica Art Prize
Nominated, Terry O'Neill Tag Photography Award
Winner, Royal Ontario Museum, Smithsonian Campaign Design
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Turning and many of the contemporary fine art images in Alice's gallery are available for sale. Please use the contact form below to inquire about sizes, prices, framing and commissions, or to sign up for Alice's monthly newsletter.
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Image: Turning, from the series Metal
Photographed in the UK and repainted by hand digitally.                                                                                    
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