Dea Paradisos will be exhibiting her exciting mixed media work throughout November. Taking inspiration from subject matters including the history of derelict buildings, Dea creates bold and emotive images. Most recently, Dea has been producing a series of works based on the Flaxmill in Ditherington, Shrewsbury, which is the first iron framed building in the world and is soon to be re-developed. Some of her work from this project will form part of the exhibition at Weston Park. In addition, Dea hopes to be producing some images which relate to the history of Weston Park’s Granary, which was built in 1767 and unused up until its restoration and conversion in 2009, to form what we have on offer today.
Dea Paradisos is a British national born November, 1962 in Johannesburg, South Africa to Cypriot Greek and Anglo-Italian parents. She lived in Nigeria and Zambia before moving to the UK permanently in 1976. She achieved a BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree at Birmingham City University in June 2013 and will resume her studies in 2014 with an MA in Fine Art. Dea continues to work as a self-employed artist, exhibiting her work and delivering workshops, teaching the technique of emulsion printing.
Dea says: “My work seeks to understand conditioning, attachment and impermanence, an investigation into the sensations of craving and aversion and how we respond to these within a cultural context. I produce art that aims to be immersive and emotive, to evoke humour and pathos, antipathy and attraction”.
11am – 4pm