Lot 1 - Zara Matthews - Mesh (Study-Blue)
Gesso and Pigment on Watercolour Paper
A6 (10x15cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Zara Matthews is an artist working in Painting, Printmaking and Photography. She lives and works in London and has also spent considerable amounts of time living and working in Italy and France. Since the mid-1980’s Matthews has shown extensively in the UK, and also Europe and USA. Her current work concentrates on the auras of objects, and their sense of presence and history.
Zara Matthews studied at Goldsmiths College from 1979 - 1980, Kingston Polytechnic from 1980 - 1983 and The Royal College of Art from 1997 - 1999.
Most recently in 2022 Zara Matthews has been invited to show in ‘Small is Beautiful’, Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, She has had a 3 person show titled (RE)Configured at The Mall Galleries, and exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2022. She was long-listed for Future Now - 125 Artist from The Aesthetica Art Prize 2021, selected for 100 Contemporary Artists, Aesthetica Magazine 2020, shortlisted for The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize in 2019, and nominated for The 6th Max Mara Art Prize for Women 2016-17.
She was awarded The Wapping Project Berlin Residency in 2015 and during 2023 she has been invited to spend 2 months on an artist residency in Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, Canada.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
The 4 postcards are small studies for larger paintings that depict, or include, the stretchy netting often used to protect fruit, including papayas. These polystyrene sleeves protect vulnerable fruit as they travel around the globe, but are a single use plastic that damages the planet.
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