Monotype on Somerset Satin White 300gsm
60 × 60cm
Guide Price: £2,500
Clare Woods is a British contemporary artist. Her paintings are essentially concerned with sculpting an image in paint, and expressing the strangeness of an object. Woods’ choice of subject matter is primarily based on an intuitive response to found photographic source material, which in recent years has moved from a fascination with subconscious expressions of anxiety in the landscape to explorations of the figure and human head, often in a metamorphic state of psychological tension. Woods is concerned with the relevance of the art of the past to contemporary practice and significant references in her work have included Paul Nash, Jean Fautrier, Barbara Hepworth and Eduardo Paolozzi. Using oil on aluminium she manipulates qualities of flatness and three-dimensionality, twisting foreground and background to create nuanced and Surreal imagery that connects the viewer to subconscious states of mind. Woods was commissioned by the Contemporary Art Society to create a permanent ceramic mural for the London 2012 Olympic Park, and in 2015 15 × 8 metre painting for Aarhus VIA University College, Denmark.
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