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About

Artist Statement

Focusing on the central preoccupation of colour, materiality and engagement, Celeste's core concern creates works to depict an understandings of her surroundings of her sense of place.

Materiality is a significant component in the work, employs material that aims to go beyond the recognisable connotations of the material itself, and to reveal the unknown within the familiar objects that are used on daily basis. Her use of mirror surface intends to capture the ambivalence that people feel about aspects of their personal identity, narrating the distance between the way that the viewers see themselves and the way others see them.

Considering her work and the viewers as a dialogue, she provides the opportunity to communicate and react between themselves within the space. Her work is inviting and encouraging the viewer to encounter, to navigate the space and to make a subjective contribution.

Education

2019
Contemporary Fine Art Practice
The Essential School of Painting, UK

2018-2019
MA Fine Art
University for the Creative Arts, UK

2018
Graduate Diploma in Art & Design
University for the Creative Arts, UK

2011-2015
BA Communication in Creative Media
University of Macau

Exhibition

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events

‘In the Studio’ Group Show, Mall Galleries, London, UK, 2019

MA Graduation Show, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK, 2019

Solo Exhibition

When you can’t put feelings into words., A-side B-side Gallery, London, UK, 2019

Selected Group Exhibitions and Events

The ESOP End of Year Show, The Art Pavilion, London, UK, 2019

Rich Tea, The Old Biscuit Factory, London, UK, 2019

Surrey Artists’ Open Studios 2019, Surrey, UK, 2019

Fragile, UCA Unify Gallery, Farnham, UK, 2019

Artist Symposium, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK, 2019

Pint Sized, The Brewery Tap, Folkestone, UK, 2019

Project Space: Naturally Unnatural, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK, 2019

‘In the Studio’ Artists: Our Kind of Art Education, Mall Galleries, London, UK, 2019

Lifted\\18: Art Competition Exhibition, Genesis Cinema, London, UK, 2018

Project Space: Let It Flow, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK, 2018

Pop-up Memories, Farnham Vineyard Church, Farnham, UK, 2018

AFA Autumn Salon, Fundação Oriente, Macau, 2018

Offside Project: Limitation, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK, 2018

Showcase: Solar Term Series - Autumn, Terra Coffee House, Macau, 2018

Graduate Diploma Final Show: The Uncontrollable, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK, 2018

Award

The ESOP Newman Young Artist Scholarship, 2019

Surrey Artists’ Open Studios Bursary, 2019

Lifted\\18: Art Competition Exhibition Top Prize, 2018

Publication

Celeste C. da Luz - Paintings: 2018 - 2019, 2019

Press

The Colours in My Mood, Dark Yellow Dot, London, UK, 2019

Artist Project

‘In the Studio’ , Mall Galleries, London, UK, 2018-2019

Featured

Artists of the Month: December, Dark Yellow Dot, London, UK, 2018