15 October – 27 November 2022
10am - 5pm
Orleans House Gallery
A show exploring the idea of human residue.
What do we leave behind and what story does it tell?
Human debris can be physical or emotional, ephemeral or permanent, but it always tells a story of what has been. Can it also reveal what is to come?
In this joint exhibition Anna Blom and Pía Ortuño create a dialog around discarded emotions and derelict objects. They aim to understand our existence a little bit better from what has been left behind.
This exhibition is part in Orleans House Gallery’s 2022-2023 Emerging Artists Programme, designed for early-career artists in the first 10 years of their development.
Anna Blom is a Swedish born, London based artist who recently completed a Masters in Painting at the Royal College of Art. She holds a First-Class Honours Bachelor of Fine Art Painting from UAL Wimbledon College of Arts (2020) and has curated, led and participated in a number of group exhibitions and independent solo installations in the UK, including at 24 Cork Street and Copeland Gallery. Anna divides her practice between her south London studio and Stockholm, where she works in an interdisciplinary manner combining painting, drawing, sound, words and found objects.
Pía Ortuño (b. 1996 San José) is a Costa Rican artist currently living and working in London. She graduated from the University of Costa Rica with a BA in fine arts (2019) and later moved to Pietrasanta, Italy to work and learn ancient marble and bronze techniques. She apprenticed under Jimenez Deredia in his Carrara studio and worked at the Fonderia Artistic Mariani (2020). Currently attending the Royal College of Art, Pía is pursuing her Masters in painting and is the co-founder of Sala Salon (2020). Her work has been exhibited internationally, most recently at Fold Gallery in London.