BA (Hons) Fine Art
Eleasha Addicott’s practice lies in painting and portraiture with a focus on symbolism and emotions. She uses this as a means of representing different themes and finds herself drawn to portraits because of how personal they can be. Addicott’s current project focuses on the concept of the icon, particularly within religious imagery. However, the use of the self-portrait and portrayal of women, intertwined with traditionally styled religious artwork, questions the line between the real, the celestial, and how an ‘icon’ can be perceived in the modern age. Addicott hopes that through her work she can change the viewer’s perception of what these traditionally ‘religious’ works represent, with the use of halos and the triptych, the intention is to see how these features can be used as a motif to reflect on the embodiment of strength and character in the modern woman.