Lot 180 - Clare Dudeney - Velvet Cheek
Gouache on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Signed on verso
Clare’s work captures the subjective experience of being through relationships of colour and shape. She traces thoughts, memories and emotions to create abstract landscapes. Embracing an everyday encounter with a blank sheet of paper, she allows compositions to emerge from spontaneous action. Breaking the sheet apart, painting each piece, and putting it back together, like a puzzle. She focuses on the boundaries between interlocking shapes, directing emphasis on the way the pieces meet and touch. With ripped edges and intricate fixings barely visible beneath the surface.
MA Fine Art (Distinction), City & Guilds of London Art School.
Selected exhibitions: Wilderness for the Mind, Wilderness Art Collective, 2020. What She Didn’t Say, Thames Side Studios, 2020. Shattered Visage, The Violet Hour, 2019. Shapes of Being (solo show), The Dot Project, 2018.
About the postcard artworks
I made these works during the Covid-19 lockdown in London, trying to find a space of mental freedom, through contemplative practice, when the world felt uncertain and our lives became constrained. Inspired by Pema Chödrön’s book ‘When things fall apart’. She describes how things fall apart; they come together and fall apart again. Over and over. Healing comes when there is space for this to happen. Within a bound process of ripping, fragmenting and careful fixing; lies infinite possibility.