Alice Mansfield (b. 1997) is British painter, currently living and working in London. She completed a BA in Classical Studies with English at King’s College London before pursuing a Masters in Painting at the Royal College.
My work as a painter sits somewhere between the abstract and the figurative. For me, the canvas is a space in which I can make mistakes, strip away, and rework without consequence; things I find hard to do in ‘real life’. I allow anything to happen within the parameters of the canvas, making marks intuitively in an attempt to think less and feel more.
Sometimes, though, the paintings are just about painting.
The poems, on the other hand, are more explicit; an opportunity to spill everything out. Ultimately, I work with word and image in an attempt to make physical that which is not.