Artist

Chica Seal

Chica was born in Lisbon and studied Fine Art at Brighton University. Chica is interested in the way women have been depicted throughout art history and how our ideals of beauty have changed; from voluptuous fertility goddesses, to the perfectly proportioned Venus. She relishes the relatively new phenomenon of being a woman painting women.

Her recent studies in Rome inspired her to look more closely at Classical sculpture and led to an interest in depicting cupids and angels in her work. She reinvents these figures in a unique style of her own - often contrasting the innocence and cheekiness of the cupid, with the sensual often erotic poses of her adult subjects. With their eyes often closed, her subjects evoke a dream-like state, caught somewhere between contented innocence and lustful ecstasy.

 

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Chica's Style

In this series reoccurring compositions and symbols emerge from references to mythology, medieval imagery and religious relics. Sleepy, Modesty and Heavenly Creatures are studies from Classical paintings and sculpture. 

Landed, Glove I, II & Pink Glove coincide with an interest in medieval imagery and folklore, which is part of a larger exploration looking into the personification of historic objects. In particular, the gloves displayed above the tomb of the Black Prince in Canterbury Cathedral, which eerily hang suspended above the tomb alongside other 'memorabilia') and the enormous gloves of The Giant of Altzo in the San Telmo Museum, San Sebastian.

"The idea of relics and how they evoke a larger point of interest and narrative is something that has been a part of my method in picture making over the past few years, encouraging a deconstruction of the figure and space within the environment. Making these works in the past few weeks in the studio, with the real reality of introspection and ones yearning for nature has become louder, as the surreal realisation of our own ‘plague’ constricts our contact with other people..." - Chica Seal

Drop 3 - High Summer 2020

"I never thought I would witness no planes in the sky in my lifetime, and with the ongoing terror and sadness of the pandemic there has been an undeniable appreciation for the break we have given the planet and the moment of stillness. In this collection I have been exploring imagery from literature and focussing my attention on the natural world." - Chica Seal

  • The Surrealist
    The Surrealist | Chica Seal | Gouache on Paper | Partnership Editions
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  • Killing Eels
    Killing Eels | Chica Seal | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Blue Hand
    Blue Hand | Chica Seal | Original Artwork | Mixed Media | Partnership Editions
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  • Dandelion Dancer
    Dandelion Dancer | Chica Seal | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Yellow Smile
    Yellow Smile | Chica Seal | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Listening
    Listening | Chica Seal | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • New Moon
    New Moon
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  • Pink Rose
    Pink Rose | Chica Seal | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Stealing Eggs
    Stealing Eggs | Chica Seal | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Thinking Of The Moon Sold
    Thinking Of The Moon | Chica Seal | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Tree Hugger II
    Tree Hugger II | Chica Seal | Gouache on Paper | Partnership Editions
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Drop 2 - Spring / Summer 2020

'In this series reoccurring compositions and symbols emerge from references to mythology, medieval imagery and religious relics. Sleepy, Modesty and Heavenly Creatures are studies from Classical paintings and sculpture. Landed, Glove I, II & Pink Glove coincide with an interest in medieval imagery and folklore, which is part of a larger exploration looking into the personification of historic objects. In particular, the gloves displayed above the tomb of the Black Prince in Canterbury Cathedral, which eerily hang suspended above the tomb alongside other 'memorabilia' and the enormous gloves of The Giant of Altzo in the San Telmo Museum, San Sebastian. 

The idea of relics and how they evoke a larger point of interest and narrative is something that has been a part of my method in picture making over the past few years, encouraging a deconstruction of the figure and space within the environment. Making these works in the past few weeks in the studio, with the real reality of introspection and ones yearning for nature has become louder, as the surreal realisation of our own ‘plague’ constricts our contact with other people...' - Chica Seal

  • The Shell Collectors Sold
    The Shell Collector | Chica Seal | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Dandelions Emerge
    Dandelions Emerge | Chica Seal | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Glove Two
    Glove Two
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  • Plucked
    Plucked | Chica Seal | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Healing Hands II
    Healing Hands II | Chica Seal | Gouache and Pastel on Paper | Partnership Editions
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  • Sitting
    Sitting | Chica Seal | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Daydream, After Tim Walker Sold
    Daydream, After Tim Walker | Chica Seal | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Proud of Himself Sold
    Proud of Himself | Chica Seal | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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Drop 1 - Spring 2020

  • A Still from A Hidden Life Sold
    A Still from A Hidden Life
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  • Bathroom Sold
    Bathroom
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  • Flasher
    Flasher
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  • Glove, One
    Glove, One
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  • Healing hands Sold
    Healing hands
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  • Heavenly Creatures, After El Greco Sold
    Heavenly Creatures, After El Greco
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  • Hungry Eyes Sold
    Hungry Eyes
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  • Landed
    Landed
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  • Modesty Sold
    Modesty
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  • Naked Stroll Sold
    Naked Stroll
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  • New Friend Sold
    New Friend
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  • Pink Glove
    Pink Glove
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  • Sleepy Sold
    Sleepy
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  • Sunflowers
    Sunflowers
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  • Too old to be Naked Sold
    Too old to be Naked
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  • Hands on Head
    Hands on Head
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