Lot 162 - Corinna Button - From A Distance
Oil and mixed media on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
After completing a BA honors degree in painting, I pursued a printmaking postgraduate degree in the UK, where I am from. It was during this time that I was impacted by the German Expressionists, whose works, particularly in printmaking, left an indelible impression on me. I dedicated many subsequent years to developing my work in etching and other forms of printmaking. Today, printmaking continues to be a medium that intrigues me and is hugely influential in the way I approach my painting and sculpture.
People are the subjects of my work and I am intrigued by moments that, despite initially appearing quite commonplace, are (for me) charged with great significance and meaning. My inspiration is drawn from experiences or predicaments I encounter in daily life, such as social gatherings, images from social media and words from a song or a poem. All these generate ideas for themes that I can build upon, “dress-up” and weave into my work. I compose figures either in groupings or as a single figure or just a face. My aim is not to create exact likenesses, but rather to create prototypical or archetypal figures whose personality or identity is both partly exposed and partly hidden beneath the surface. Everything about the way I work (both technique and subject) is motivated by the desire to reveal or “bring something to light.” Thus my process involves layering then scraping back, building then excavating; otherwise, peeling back layers to “carve out” and reveal something hidden beneath the surface.
Selected Solo Shows
Caught in a Fast Lane – Cupola Gallery, Sheffield UK
Interfaces’ – Hyde Park Arts Centre, Chicago (Featuring sculpture, printmaking and painting)
Media made Great, Chicago ‘Caught in an act II ‘ (Featuring sculpture, printmaking and painting)
Caught in the Act Cupola Gallery, Sheffield UK
Watching you, watching me Sculpture and painting. Pistachio, Chicago
Moments of Being, Gallery C, Dubuque, IA, USA
University of Illinois , ULC Health in the Arts clinic , Chicago USA
Specially Selected Exhibitions
2023 & 2020
Royal Academy Summer Show, London
2020 & 2019
ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
In Print ; 20/20 Vision: Watts Contemporary, Watts Gallery Artists’ Village, Surrey
The Prince’s Trust Auction, Highgrove House, Doughton, Gloucestershire.
‘Not Just Another Pretty Face’, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. USA
International Open Juried exhibition of Original Prints, ‘NOPE’ Bankside Gallery, London.
Shakespeare: A celebration, Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture, California, USA
Chicago Invasion, Blue Rider Gallery, Taipei, – Taiwan
Artress, Research House for Asian Art, Chicago, USA
Elmhurst Museum; Artists Interpret Shakespeare, USA
The Victoria and Albert Museum,London
Jiangsu Art Museum, China
Ashmolean Museum Oxford
Castle Lesley, Ireland
University of Aberystwyth, Wales
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