Lot 504 - Georgia Grinter - Thumbnail Box Tree III/IIII
Gouache on Paper
A6 (15 x 10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on verso
In her work she tries to realise a form of togetherness, to hide, protect and cover ourselves. She sees this fullness in nature too, where even in a leafless state, a tree still stands whole with gaps tracing its branches. She uses decorative shapes to mimic this repetitive up and down mundane reality, moulded around love, loss and anxiety.
To ‘build’ something while remaining unaware of the end product, Georgia tries to stay close to her drawings and her own feelings during the making process. As well as printing and painting, she regards drawing as the basis of her expression. She likes the idea of working slowly in order to bring sensitivity in her practice and uses repetitive forms analogous to Arts and Crafts movement's motifs. She finds that if she loses herself in their occurrences, the ending feels out of her hands.
Georgia uses negative spaces to describe a flat shape of either fallen or solid ground. The idea of negativity directs us to a sad emotion, saying that the space is missing or punctured somehow. However, she uses this space more like a shape in itself, an atmosphere to be effected by the forms around it. Whether positive or negative, the space on its own is used to suggest inevitable depths that knit together our changeable up and down heartbeat of reality.
Georgia studied her foundation at Falmouth University in 2014. She went on to do her BA in Fine Art Painting and Printmaking at The Glasgow School of Art 2015-2018.
Selected Exhibitions include solo exhibition at The New Glasgow Society ‘Cross Words’ (Glasgow), Delphian Gallery’s Open Call Exhibition 2020 (Online) and Warbling Collective’s ‘Ghosts That Live Amongst Us’ By Robyn Graham at 155A gallery 2020 (London), ‘Curated for Christmas’ 2020 By Bowes Parris Gallery and All Mouth Gallery (London), The Tub’s ‘Life On Venus’ 2021 (London) and Wondering People's 'Amongst the Chaos' (2021). In 2019 She embarked on a residency with PADA’s in Barreiro, Portugal. During the pandemic she founded an Instagram page titled ‘Walk On By Window Exhibition’ giving platform to artists worldwide to exhibit from their windows.
Georgia currently makes work for online collectives Fireflies Gallery and Wondering People.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
These thumbnail trees are important to Georgia's process in order to create a small safe space to be present in and as a result create a natural movement. This state of calmness can be found in the smallest of boxes, to allow the most rippling feelings to get to the surface. It is these intimate sketch drawings that she finds most natural and easy to extend into bigger works because of the quiet moment with this size of paper. Under your chin within your circling arms, you can cradle a doodle that feels louder than ever. Fizzing through each leaf, Georgia explores the minute points that go in and out to create the holes and fillings of trees and all that they manifest.
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