Olivia Abdul, 21 from Southsea is an incredibly talented local artist who works with a range of mediums and in a range of styles.
Describing herself as a Painter, Printmaker and Photographer she works with passion and a drive to offer people pieces of art that they will love.
Olivia will be taking part in a local exhibition called FACE (Fine Art Collective Exhibition) and will display her work as an upcoming and emerging artist along with several others.
The exhibition has been put together by Olivia and her fellow students to form part of their professional development for their University courses. The opening night will be held on 24th April from 6-8pm and is invite only but the work be be available for public viewing from 25th-30th April between 12 and 5pm and will be held at the Bargate Monument Gallery.
Olivia will be showing a selection of her print work from when she was at her family home in Bangladesh. She describes her work as being an exploration of both sides of her identity with post colonial undertones. Her intrigue with colour and form is beautifully expressed in her work and is extremely dynamic. This relationship with her work has lead her to a fascination in using different materials and seeing how they come together.
The FACE exhibition will be a fantastic collaboration of some wonderfully talented young people and is a real reminder of the hard work that students put in, offering brilliant outcomes for us all to enjoy.