Amélie Peace is a french-born queer artist currently working in London. She finished her Bachelor’s at City and Guilds of London Arts School in 2020 and since then has taken part in many groups shows including some with Arusha Gallery, The Columbia and Prior Space X Phillips.
Her practice delves into the experience of touch and the human need for physical connection. The psychophysical dialogues that she curates in her paintings discuss the emotional, sexual and gendered experiences. She explores what it means to have a body, to share that body, and how each exchange with another person alters one’s sense of their own physical self.
She captures moments that stand on the line between softness and cruelty. The cruelty might be subtle at times but one can look to the clues Peace has left behind for us to decipher. Hands are an obvious fascination for her as they are forms that are always highlighted in the work. They act as stepping stones guiding the viewer through the many storylines in the paintings.
The intensity of colour in the work is used as a megaphone to portray the themes she explores in her practice. What it means to speak without words, the power that can be found in the unspoken language of gestures. In each painting, the fourth wall is broken, which entices the viewer to become part of the theatrical puzzles Peace puts together in her pursuit to depict human emotion.
2022 JD Malat Gallery X WAAW
2022 That Wilderness Within, Prior Space
2022 Hiraeth with Phillips X Prior Space
2022 Paper works with Later Editions
2022 Pathways on Paper, with South Parade
2021 Saturnalia with Purslane X Art City Works
2021 On Reflection, curated by Tess Tomassini at The Crypt Gallery
2021 Print Fair with The Tub Hackney
2021 A Chorus of Bodies with Liliya Art Gallery
2021 Private at The Columbia
2021 Safe as Milk with Arusha Gallery
2021 Artist Contemporary online Atelier
2020 Life of Venus with The Tub, Hackney
2020 Curated for Christmas with Allmouth Gallery
2020 AfterHours show with Bowes Parris Gallery
2020 Final, not Over with Unit 1 Gallery Workshop
2020 Included in Artmazemag Spring Edition 18
2020 Curated for Covid online exhibition
2020 Showing with All Mouth Gallery
2019 Interim Show at ArtHill Gallery
2019 Curated and exhibited in RAW exhibition
2018 Interim Show at Downstairs in Mother
Jane Hayes Greenwood