Lot 20 - Louisa Chambers - Block House (Spy Hole)
Gouache on Paper
Signed on Verso
Curated by Louise Fitzjohn
Since graduating from an MA in Painting, Royal College of Art (2007) Louisa Chambers has had a studio-based Painting practice. She is a Resident Artist at Primary (Nottingham) and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University. She lives and works in Nottingham.
MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art (2007)
BA (Hons) in Fine Art at UCA, Farnham (2005)
She has exhibited both nationally and internationally, worked on various public site-specific commissions. Selected exhibitions include: Maquette, No Show Space (London 2022-23), Telling Tales, Platform Projects 2022, Athens, (Greece 2022), Nothing Has Changed, Everything Has Changed, Beep Painting Biennial 2022 (Swansea 2022), Colour-flex, Terrace Gallery, (London 2022), Thru’ These Architects Eyes, PAPER Gallery at Manchester Contemporary (Manchester 2021), Criss-Cross, Angear Visitor Centre, Lakeside Arts Centre (Solo - Nottingham, 2021), Enough is Definitely Enough (touring exhibition), Pineapple Black (Middlesbrough, 2020) and Manuscript – Letter Home, China Academy of Arts Museum, (Hangzhou, China 2018- on going travelling exhibition throughout China 2018-19).
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artworks
Imagined objects, repeated patterned motifs, architectural structures, hats and proposals for wearable / non-functional clothing all feature in these works by Louisa Chambers. Applying a playful approach when constructing images, sources derive from memories of buildings, patterns and ‘things’ encountered on daily walks made locally or further afield. Shapes and constructions begin from a fixed vantage point, a frontal view with shapes growing into anthropomorphic beings. These depicted forms make reference to personal narratives about subjects responding to the everyday, boredom, routine and domestic life that acknowledges a humorous and idiosyncratic vision.
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