Here you can find information of each artist who will be showing at the next Roy’s People Art Fair including exhibitions, achievements and sample works.
Alice Gur-Arie began her career as a conceptual copywriter, graphic designer, and creative director, eventually
responsible for positioning global brands, and developing and executing their marketing and communication strategies.
Several years ago she returned to her creative roots, publishing work that "sits in the sweet spot where fine art and
The concept of "seeing" is at the heart of her practice. Combining photography with digital painting, she invites the viewer
to replace the window through which they see the world, with a lens that interprets the world into something that is at
once familiar and foreign. Once engaged, she asks the viewer to question what they understand of this new reality, as
well as how they feel about it.
Her work starts with photographs, taken around the world. "Landscapes, seascapes, wildlife and nature dominate my
portfolio, but as there are no parameters to my interests there are no exclusions to subject matter." In some cases, the
mode of transport itself becomes an integral component of the finished image, producing aerials and underwater worlds.
In other cases, everyday images are taken to the extreme, resulting in abstract interpretations.
Treating the photograph as a canvas, images are digitally repainted by hand, sometimes in layers, sometimes pixel by
pixel. Of her creative approach she says, "What is critical, is understanding that my work is not about digital manipulation
or software, but about my vision, and my ability to transform the canvas into an aesthetically compelling, memorable,
Alice achieved early recognition with two series of works nominated for a Terry O’Neill Tag Photography Award. A year
later "Tapestry" from the series Still, Quiet, Blue, was long listed for the Aesthetica Art Prize, and two works were
auctioned at Christie's. She has been a featured Bridgeman Images artist, and achieved standing on CultureLabel's Top
Ten Artworks List. Last year she was long-listed for The Secret Art Prize.
Alice has had 4 solo exhibitions, including works from The Iceland Trilogy at the Embassy of Iceland in London, and
Black, White and Red, in Nice, France. Her work is held in private collections in Canada, Germany, Israel, the UK, the
USA, and New Zealand.
Ms. Gur-Arie is represented by The Apple Gallery, Art in Offices, Caiger Contemporary, and Curious Duke Gallery. Her
work also can be seen on The Art Circus, LenCulture, and saatchionline websites.
Based in London, Alice holds degrees in English literature, Education and Business from York University in Toronto,