A M Y M I Z R A H I
Amy Mizrahi is a British artist living and working in Manchester. Amy is currently embarking on a Masters degree in Illustration at the Manchester School of Art. With a background in both fine art and social science, Amy seeks to challenge the label of what it means to be an illustrator. She looks to represent illustration as a form of communication to tackle important issues and attempts to show that there is more to illustration than just pencil and paper.
Amy’s work is very autobiographical. She engages the viewer on an exploration of her own personal thoughts and experiences. Her work often reveals intimate confessions or details from her life and she describes her work as a visual journal.
Amy has a keen interest in feminism and mental health, both personally and academically. Her current works focus on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). She seeks to create an understanding of the complexities and misconceptions of OCD, in a way that represents both the debilitating reality alongside the ‘sane’ normality. Humor is a vital element within her work that she uses to tackle difficult topics.
While working across mixed media, painting is Amy’s main practice. Using water colour, oil and acrylic paint, Amy’s paintings take on a very surreal and abstract form. Bold and brightly coloured, her work is a form of expressionism that asks the viewer to really question its meaning.