Alice Gur-Arie

NEW: Appointed to the Board of Directors, Positive View Foundation
NOW: New work from the East Coast
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, Gemini Art Prize 2019
Artist of the Week, Tagsmart Nov 2018
Long listed, Secret Art Prize 2017
Top Ten Art List CultureLabel 2016
Shortlisted, Bridgeman Studio Award 2016 
Artist of the Month, Bridgeman Images April 2015
Long listed, Aesthetica Art Prize 2014
Nominated, Terry O'Neill Tag Photography Award 2013
Winner, Royal Ontario Museum, Smithsonian Campaign Design 1985

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West Side and many of the limited edition (5) images in the gallery are for sale. For information on sizes, prices, framing or commissions, or to sign up to Alice's mailing list, please use the contact form below. Feedback welcome.  
Image: West Side, from the series Pablo's Quay. Photographed in the UK, repainted by hand digitally.                                                                                       
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