Lot 184 - Corrie Wingate - The Gleaners
Ink on watercolour paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
As an artist, my background in travel photography has significantly influenced my artistic vision as a painter. By drawing inspiration from different environments and cultures I continue to work with both the constraints and the freedoms of figuration whilst also exploring the necessary tension inherent in working with chance or the unknown. Observational drawings and photographic imagery often serve as a foundation for creating figurative works that are rich with ambiguity, layers, and expressive mark-making. I apply abstract techniques to develop these works further, seeking to create paintings that offer a deeper emotional and psychological resonance beyond mere literal representation. My painting style is heavily influenced by the German expressionists who demonstrated the emotional impact of color on a viewer. My works often start with a single colour that dictates the tone and mood of the painting, which I then build upon. I also draw inspiration from the creative expression of children's artwork and the colour and light of Kenya, where I founded an art centre and live part time. Recurring themes of place, diaspora, and migration are central to my work. I am fascinated by the complex relationships between people and their environments, and how these relationships are shaped by history, culture, and identity. Whether through the use of colour, texture, or symbolism, I aim to create artworks that not only capture the essence of a place or a culture but also convey the emotions and experiences of the people who inhabit them.
2022 Turps Banana art school - Off site 22/23
2021 The Essential school of Painting
2019 The Royal Drawing school summer term
1996 BA Hons Fine Art, Kent Institute of Art and Design
‘Station Open’ Koppel X, London
'Tart Factory', Tart gallery London
Turps off-site programme show, Thames-side studios gallery, London
‘Visions of Healing’ Brushes with greatness, Hallam centre, London
‘Arresting images’ The Koppel Project Station, London
‘Painting open’ No Format gallery, London
‘Accessible art’ Black White gallery, London
‘Delphian Open call winners show’ Unit 1 gallery, London
‘The Little Scarlet Door’ curated by India Rose James
Soho Revue gallery, London
‘Art matters’ Mile end pavilion, London
2023 The Tagli finalist 01.23 Collection
2022 Delphian gallery Open call winner
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Lately, I've been exploring the stories of the Old Testament and their narrative style, which often involve larger-than-life characters and events that capture the imagination. To highlight the significant role of women in history and promote greater appreciation of their experiences, I painted a diorama that depicts the story of Ruth the gleaner. Through these artworks, I aimed to showcase women in central roles and emphasise their valuable contributions to society.
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