Hastings Artist Eden Kötting Launches New Exhibition at Sea Spray Gallery

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Eden Kötting has come back home! There is an opportunity to see her latest exhibition on display at the See Spray Art Gallery in Queens Road, Hastings. 

The artist suffers from Joubert Syndrome, a condition which affects the development of the brain. However, despite her limited mobility and the fact that she can’t talk, Eden hasn’t stopped surprising visitors to her exhibition.

This collection called “AHOY! Their, There, They’re” is based on paintings, collage, altered objects and moving image, inspired by the local scenery in Hastings and has deep themes surrounded subjects like nature, love, dogs, dead souls belief-systems, and the post-apocalypse.

“Eden loves butterflies” says Eden’s carer Jackie. “They have a holiday home in France and they have loads of beautiful flowers there, loads of butterflies too. And Eden just likes spending summer in the garden drawing plenty of butterflies and bees.”

 Her father and award-winning filmmaker Andrew Kötting has also collaborated on various art projects with his daughter and has written translations for her drawings and paintings since the beginning of her career.

“I have been a big fan of Eden’s work for a very long time. She is honest, fun and has a wicked sense of humour which shows through her paintings” says gallery owner Tom Bartlett. "She is not afraid of putting her mark on absolutely anything.”

 den was born in 1988 and grew up in London, though now lives in St. Leonards-on-Sea.

 

The art gallery opens Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm where Eden Kötting’s collection “AHOY! There, Their, They’re” will be running until the 25th of January.

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