Contributor: Fiona Brown-Hovelt
Creative Discipline: Painting
Vertigo by Fiona Brown-Hovelt
Fiona Brown-Hovelt was born in the United States and has been living in London since she was a toddler. A recent Graduate from The Glasgow School of Art, she is currently involved with The Glasgow Collective
OM: What inspires you?
FB-H: My handmade Xerox collages are inspired by a diverse range of artists, literature and fashion. Consisting mainly of Victoriana, a dialogue concerning the idea of excess in contemporary culture is presented. I am inspired greatly by J.K. Huysmans’ Against Nature, The Theatre of the Absurd and film maker Terry Gilliam. Camp and apocalyptic sensibilities are related to the concepts of artifice and decadence, which characterise my work.
There’s nothing like a good quote, so here’s one to admire which I feel strongly resonates with my practice:
“All art is at once surface and symbol.”
-Oscar Wilde. The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Palermo by Max Ernst
Golden by Lothar Hempel
OM: What have you been up to lately?
FB-H: As a recent graduate, I would like to post a small selection of my work created during my final year:
Eclipse by Fiona Brown-Hovelt
On Guard by Fiona Brown-Hovelt
Wicker Gent by Fiona Brown-Hovelt