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Josephine King remembers her first self-portrait and how it showed up out of nowhere. She was "really ill" with bipolar disorder, living alone in a flat in Amsterdam. "I was in psychosis. I was desperate, not at all well in my head. I thought, the only thing to do is a painting." She worked until a woman emerged against a brilliant pink background. This was the painting that launched five years of obsessive self-portraiture, framed with texts spelling out what it is to be manic depressive…

Self-Portraits by Josephine King

Josephine King remembers her first self-portrait and how it showed up out of nowhere. She was "really ill" with bipolar disorder, living alone in a flat in Amsterdam. "I was in psychosis. I was desperate, not at all well in my head. I thought, the only thing to do is a painting." She worked until a woman emerged against a brilliant pink background. This was the painting that launched five years of obsessive self-portraiture, framed with texts spelling out what it is to be manic depressive…

King’s powerful pieces depict what it is/was like living with Bipolar Disorder and the effect it had on her life. Her first self portrait came “out of nowhere” at a time when she was seriously ill and suffering psychosis, “desperate, and not at all well in my head”. - Josephine King

Self-Portraits by Josephine King

King’s powerful pieces depict what it is/was like living with Bipolar Disorder and the effect it had on her life. Her first self portrait came “out of nowhere” at a time when she was seriously ill and suffering psychosis, “desperate, and not at all well in my head”. - Josephine King

Joshua Lennox found it hard to express himself since suffering a severe brain injury at age 2, but last year he found art which led him to paint his life.

Joshua Lennox found it hard to express himself since suffering a severe brain injury at age but last year he found art which led him to paint his life.

Resultado de imagem para Josephine King

Resultado de imagem para Josephine King

Resultado de imagem para Josephine King

Riflemaker is a contemporary art space in London co-founded by Virginia Damtsa and Tot Taylor. Riflemaker exhibits and represents emerging artists.

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