34cm x 44cm
Courtesy of the artist
Born in Fermanagh, Latisha Reihill is a visual artist now based in Belfast, where she works from her studio in Blackstaff Mill. She studied Contemporary Art practice in Edinburgh before moving to Belfast to study Fine Art specialising in painting at the Belfast School of Art, graduating in 2019. Reihill creates textured abstract paintings influenced by the qualities and histories of buildings and landscapes. Her paintings usually bare personal names of places that she has been impacted by. The thought of a remembered place alone lends itself into the painting and the painting becomes an embodiment of an unspoken memory.
Her paintings are often playful, their colours and textures tease off the canvas creeping out from the 2D into the 3D. The layering of colours and textures create body on the canvas is often about digging - digging into memories, ripping up parts and leaving a raw and rough surface disguised under playful colours. Since graduating, Reihill has obtained several awards and recognitions for her work, including the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Lottery funded SIAP award (2020). Her paintings are held in numerous private and public collections in the UK, Ireland and the USA. Her work can be found among the permanent public collection at the Belfast School of Art as well as a part of the Dean Hotel collection in Cork.