Pamela Anne Briggs

Fine Artist

Pamela Briggs (b.1950) commenced studies in Art at the Barnsley School of Art 1966-8, progressed to achieve a First Class Distinction in BA (Hons.) Fine Art at Maidstone College of Art 1971, followed by Post Graduate in Education at Bretton Hall College Wakefield (University of Leeds).
Briggs has always continued to push the boundaries in her creative practice, including 10 years of research and making in Iconography.
In 2017 she gained a Distinction in Master of Arts Creative Practice at Leeds Arts University (formerly Leeds College of Art), where she further developed her discipline in Painting, specializing in Hard Edge Geometric Abstraction, inspired by ancient and historic pattern.

My current Painting practice is inspired by Byzantine and Ancient Pattern. 

Consistent objectives are tessellation, continuity and illusion, through reduced geometry.
I find the common denominator, the single unit cell that can combine to reinvent historical pattern, or be juxtaposed into new, untraditional configurations, with increased awareness of interaction with the surrounding architectural space.
These essential geometric formulas can exist independently, but are immensely versatile when multiplied in gridular permutations on or off canvas, within or without the frame, and always have potential to repeat indefinitely.
My methodology is one of extensive exploration and systematic sequential thinking. 
There is a requisite for order, balance, movement and change, through the altering domination and submission of components and colour, to create dynamic works that are challenging, demanding, or even playful.
Maquettes are often made before the final works, and where appropriate can be exhibited alongside the installations.  The presence and function of the maquettes demonstrate that the installations are not conceived in one fixed format.  In these miniature versions the participant is invited to explore a myriad of spacial arrangements that the installations are capable of. 

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The folllowing images are from Pamela’s latest collection of works.

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