Aby Floyd

Based London, UK
Aby Floyd


Artist of figurative art paintings Aby Floyd graduated from Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL – BA (Hons) Fine Art in Painting 2015-2018.

Aby Floyd about her practice: My practice indulges in the liberation of the imagination and draws inspiration from poetry and fairy tales, human obsession with collection and curation, the Pre-Raphaelites and the gaudy, psychedelic qualities we can find in nature. There is also a thread of horror vacui (Latin for the fear of empty space), which is emulated in each piece. The subject matter of my work permeates and congests each surface leaving little space for the works to breath. This aids their lavish and gluttonous over-ripe qualities creating decadent undertones in contrast to the alluring objects and creatures. Although I work predominately with oils the use of materiality breathes life into the painting’s narratives. Textiles, embroidery, light-altering mediums, glitter, crystals, gold leaf and texture embellish the vibrant and exuberant oil paintings making them sparkle and shimmer from different angles. They invite the viewer to look closer to discover details and immerse in their playfulness. It is a reflection of our innate seduction by the luscious and  exquisite. Our magpie instincts. The iridescence and almost grotesque richness that embodies the work exaggerates and twists the real world into a fictional, fantastical form of escapism.


Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL – BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting 2015-2018

Selected Exhibitions & Awards

‘Lustre’ Solo show at Deptford Does Art, London. 2020, postponed due to corona.
‘Wimbledon Collage of Arts: Graduate Degree Show’ London 2018
‘Lullaby Ladies Present... SQUIRM’ Duo show at The Mori&Sten Gallery, London. 2017
‘Currents of Identity’ Group show at The Crypt gallery, London. 2017
‘The Student Room’ Group Exhibition at Wells Art Contemporary, Wells Museum. 2015

Painters and Stainers Livery company scholarship, June 2016
Creative Ambassador of The Year, The Community Awards, June 2016
Chubb Bulleid Student Prize, The WAC Awards, October 2015


  • (shortlisted)
    Painters and Stainers Livery company scholarship, June 2016
  • Creative Ambassador of The Year, The Community Awards, June 2016

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  • Achievements & Goals

    • Upcoming solo show & working for a renowned artist
    • To sustain a successful art career
    • To blur the lines between craftsmanship and artistry
    • To help create opportunities for young artists from low-income backgrounds.
  • Genre & Style

    • Narrative and escapist
    • Iridescent, exuberant and gluttonous
    • Vibrant and textural
  • Inspiration & Vision

    • Craftsmanship
    • Poetry
    • Daydreams

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