LOREN BEVEN | WRECKED AGAIN
Wrecked Again is the second series of imagined portraits of the ghosts of captains of ships sunk in the world’s largest ships' graveyard, the Goodwin Sands in the English Channel. The name of the ship and the date it sunk are hand-gilded in 23ct gold, together with silkscreen prints of edited contemporaneous portraits, onto hand-painted sea-paintings on aluminium board. Each piece is a singular original.
The silkscreened paintings pay homage to the unique tradition of the pub sign as monument to British social history and form an allegorical body of work that references both our longing for lost eras and the ship symbolic of both economic development and the nation sate. The paintings serve as a reminder of the peril in hidden dangers.
Loren Beven studied painting at Wimbledon School of Art, silkscreen printing at London School of Printing and has an MA in Fine Art with distinction from the University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury where she also won first prize in the university’s Creative Challenge. She has taught printmaking at Kathmandu University and been awarded residencies at UCA Canterbury, London Metropolitan University and Kathmandu University. She now works from her studio in Deal.