‘Thoughts in Passing’ art exhibition and talk
Event date8 September 2016 (Starts at: 18:30)
LocationNorth London Hospice, 110 Barrowell Green, London N21 3AY
thoughts in passing
by Claudia Biçen in collaboration with North London Hospice
Thursday, 8th September 2016
6.30pm- reception 7.15pm- exhibition and artist talk 110 Barrowell Green, London N21 3AY
Thoughts in Passing is a project about embracing our shared condition of in1permanence as a n1eans to live deeper and more n1eaningfullives. For two years, portrait artist Claudia Biçen met with hospice patients in California and asked then to reflect on life and mortality. The culmination of these conversations is a series of nine audio-visual portraits. The project has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC and featured in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, San Francsico Chronicle and The Boston Globe’s STAT News. Originally created in graphite pencil, video projections of these portraits will be presented in conjunction with a talk and Q&A by the artist.
Claudia Biçen is a self-taught British artist. Her work has been selected for exhibitions including the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters at the Mall Galleries in London and the Pastel Society of America at the National Arts Club in New York. She holds a BA in Philosophy & Psychology from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Social Anthropology from UCL.