Oriele’s work explores a wide array of painting techniques and processes, using
colour and light as the dominant means of experimentation. She is interested
in a palette’s ability to evoke emotion, whether through direct, singular use or
via juxtaposition and dissonance. Her compositions portray vivid dreamscapes,
and the figures within offer a sense of eeriness. The figures themselves often
make their way in to her direct environment via found photography, imagination
and drawings. Organic forms taken from this imagery transform themselves in to
a range of motifs, which dominate her work. These motifs are her way of building
up a relationship with the imagery, and she continually builds upon this visual alphabet
through uninhibited, free-associative drawing and painting. This results
in a childlike quality that represents immediate, impulsive thoughts.
‘My mouth is bored,’ explores Oriele's relationship with food using humour and personal experiences - something artists have done at various points in history. In his painting ‘The Ricotta Eaters,' Vincenzi Campi paints himself as an over-indulging peasant. The humorous composition and figuration of him and his fellow diners is intended to confront all kinds of questions and taboos around the position of food in society, class, and culture at the time. These dichotomies - of capitalism, personal health, and addiction fascinate Oriele, as seen in her recent painting ‘A balanced Diet’ where she investigates her own relationship with these contradictions through the use of humorous, sarcastic imagery.
'Argos' - New Palace Pier Gallery, Brighton. Group Show. May.
'Art at home' -Brighton arts club. group show. May .
'Parade' - Grand Parade, Brighton. Group Show. February .
Cawdor Castle Residency show. September. .
'Go!- Jubilee Square. Brighton.May .
'MADE IT' - Brighton Degree show. Brighton. June.
'It is what it is'. Group show. Brighton. November.
'Bad Art'-Bones and Pearl Studios- London. May .
'Bad Art:2'- Stour Space- London. July .
Bloomberg New contemporaries - Bluecoat- Liverpool Biennial. Group show. Jul.
'Imagine That'- Creative Debuts- Black and white Building. London. August .
Bloomberg New contemporaries- Institution of Contemporary Arts. London. November- January 2017
Mange Tout- Brighton. Solo show. November
The Long house café. Solo Show. Brighton. April.
Los Artistas Del Cortijo Residency group show - Spain. June.
‘Mudita’ Group Show - Stour Space- January
'Melange' Group Show - Marks & Tilt - September
Bloomberg New Contemporaries and Bluecoat Studio bursary at The Royal Standard, Liverpool.
The Royal Standard - Group Show
Windows - by noplaceart’ GX Gallery. London.
'Complex & Partial'. Solo Show. Brighton.
St Art - Radion - Group show. Amsterdam. July
‘While Supplies Last’ - Group show -Seattle. August
‘Windows' - by noplaceart GX Gallery. London
Yngspc. As inside, so outside'. Group show. online. Jan
Bowes-Parris gallery Solo exhibition. Oct
All mouth Gallery and Bowes-Parris gallery. Curated for covid. Group show. London. Dec
Wondering People. group show. London. Dec 2020
Grove collective - 'A future cast in our image' Group show. Square Gallery. London Feb
Up and coming :Metanoia. Group show. Online
Up and coming : Safe as milk. Arusha gallery Group show.
Up and coming: The Tub Hackney. group show
Stir Online Magazine. July 2016.
It's Nice That. Online interview. January 2017-
Auc Art 2020
Video interview with Wondering people 2020
Bowes-Parris live instagram interview 2020
She_curates interview 2020
Disability Arts interview. 2020
Procrastinating Interview. 2020
The Royal Standard with Francis Smythe January 2017
Press and publications
Bad Art. Notion magazine. May 2016
Bad Art. Dazed and Confused magazine. May 2016
Bad Art:2. Notion Magazine. July 2016
Review: Bloomberg New Contemporaries at Bluecoat. July 10th 2016
Fresh Paint Magazine-Curated Selection for the International issue 15, October 2016
Bluecoat 'Creative Community' September 2017
Brighton Source 'Artists Takeover' February 2019
Residencies and Awards:
Cawdor Castle residency. Scotland. September 2014
Los Artistas Del Cortijo residency. Spain, Granada. April-June 2017.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries and Bluecoat Studio bursary at The Royal Standard, Liverpool. Sept 2017-sept 2018
Central Saint Martins university foundation Diploma, London 2011-2012
University of Brighton BA hons Fine Art: Painting 2012-2015
Slade MFA. Date TBC