Winner of The Brook Gallery Prize Award for Artistic Innovation at the Originals’ 09 show in London, Herme Bellido, has put together a unique collection for the Brook’s February exhibition. Called Nothing Has Been Written the work combines her skills in colour and print in a series of screen prints that relates to the journey of life, which, according to Herme, ‘engages the viewer in a silent conversation’. The show runs from Sunday, February 14 to Sunday, March 7.
Herme brings together use of colour in a selection of work that documents her recent travels in Morocco. Her colours, influenced by the subject matter and muted by her life in England, translates the vibrancy of Spain into form. These colours and shadows reveal small details which hint at the exotic. And where the journey of life is affected by tradition and religion, the narrative of the work is haunting and subtle.
Born in Seville, Herme now lives in London. Married to the English landscape painter David Bachmann, Herme attended the University of Fine Art in Seville, one of the few remaining traditional art colleges in Spain. After three years teaching lithography at the university, Herme was inspired to follow her first love of colour and photography, and screen printing combined these elements to help her continue a career in art.
Herme’s work has been included at London’s Mall Galleries and the Royal College of Art; The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle; Universo Femenino, Jaen and Galeria Nuevoarte, Seville, Spain, among others, Herme also lists a number of awards. As well as the Brook’s award last year, Herme has won first prize in the Graphic Design Campaign at the University of Seville and commendations from the International Printing Competition of Alcala de Guadaira, Seville.
• Nothing Has Been Written is at the Brook Gallery, Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton from Sunday, February 14 to Sunday, March 7. Open 10.30am to 5pm, closed Sunday mornings. Call 01395 443 003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org