Florence Blanchard’s Night Visions

Florence Blanchard’s bold mixed media show at B&B Gallery in Sheffield brings together painterly, illustrative and collage styles.

Florence Blanchard, Night Visions

Night Visions, as the show is titled, encompasses a series of dreamy compositions created on circular black paper.

Florence Blanchard, Night Visions

Many feature strong images offset by abstract brush strokes and there’s also a Japanese influence, following Blanchard’s recent trip there where she completed a 350m2 mural in Betsukai Hokkaido.

Florence Blanchard, Night Visions

Some of the works are paintings, some are screen-printed, some are mixed media pieces.

Florence Blanchard, Night Visions

Blanchard, who lives and works in Sheffield, was born in Montpellier, France, and has a science PHD from New York University.

Florence Blanchard, Night Visions

The gallery says Blanchard’s training as a scientist “together with Gestalt theory and pop surrealism” has an influence on her work and that the idea of art vs science is a tension in her work.

Florence Blanchard, Night Visions

Night Visions runs until 30 November at B&B Gallery, 95B Mary Street, Sheffield, S1 4RT UK

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