Harriet is a digitally influenced contemporary portrait artist, combining floral and glitches alongside her contemplative figures.
Harriet is a 23 year old artist from the UK. She is influenced by artists such as Robert Kushner, Dan Hays and Kehinde Wiley. The underpinning themes within her work are gender, pattern, floral and the digital.
‘I want to paint the contemporary, and digital culture is just that. We seek to connect and understand each other within this modern world and I want my paintings to relate to the isolation we can feel while trying to do so.’
Within her painting she tries to create a ‘flawed digital image’ with the use of Photoshop, deviating between the natural images of flowers alongside machine-made glitches. With mistakes only made by an automated machine that uses pixels and presenting it in the tangible, physical form of a painting it makes interesting anomalies in the final image. ‘To me, this constructs a powerful duality in the juxtaposition between physical, psychological and digital.’
She is currently taking part in a printmaking fellowship at the University of Northampton, mainly practicing screen printing. Aside from painting, she enjoys digital illustration and experimental animation, also working with musicians on album artwork and merchandise.