Lot 33 - Christine Wilkinson - Triptych Red 2
Digital Art on Archival Pigment Paper 1/1
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Working with photographic negatives and digital pixels, Christine Wilkinson’s work blurs the boundaries between photography and painting. Light becomes form. Form without substance, existing only as an instance of colour and light.
It begins with a photograph or a fragment of a photograph - car headlights maybe or sunlight streaming through a window. It’s a starting point, a process, reducing the image simply to random pixels to be used as raw material. Then it’s about finding the subject matter through the process, evoking a sensation rather than pinning down an image.
Christine quotes Vaughan Oliver "One thing leads to another, and during the process you’ll stumble upon something that just happens, and that in a way gives you the feeling of what you were looking for in the beginning."
Based in central London and with a background in video and filmmaking Christine Wilkinson experiments with film and digital cameras, scanners, photocopiers, digital darkroom software ... and occasionally a pencil ... to create form out of light.
I took an Art Foundation Course at London College of Printing in 1976 and went on to study Communication Design at North East London Polytechnic and Postgraduate Filmmaking at Middlesex University.
2021 Arts Council DYCP Award
2021 Photo London at Somerset House
Gina Cross Art + Design
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
This series of work began in 2014 with a single nondescript photograph. The idea was to abstract/recycle/disintegrate the image incrementally over time until it bore no resemblance to the original photograph.
Along the way two very different and distinct strands developed: One highlighted the process of disintegration with pixels visible and crumbling. The other was solid, firm, hard-edged. Eight years and many images later here are just some of the results.
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