Lot 242 - Susannah Douglas - Woman/Woman
Pencil and ink on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Susannah Douglas was born in Belfast and now lives and works in London. Working predominantly with drawing, Susannah’s practice is focused on the representation of the human figure through the conventions of portraiture. How formed conventions aspire to the unique yet also promote the generic. She collects images from a range of sources; art historical examples, via photocopies; anonymous photographs uploaded to the Internet and found images. These fragments are spliced together, the poses, gestures, attire and composition are examined, repeated, reconstructed and reflect back upon themselves.
Collaged material acts as reference for intricate pencil drawings, the fragility of the drawn images complicating the relationship to originality whilst maintaining the nostalgic desire for the unique hand-crafted work.
2010 MA Fine Art, Wimbledon College of Art, London
2003 BA(hons) Fine Art, Falmouth College of Art, Cornwall
2020 Solo show, Paper Gallery, Manchester
2019 10 Years, Charlie Smith Gallery, London
2017 The Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary Award, London
2017 The Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London
2017 Collective, DC1, Eastbourne
2016 Anthology, Charlie Smith Gallery, London
2015 Contemporary Drawings from Britain, Museum of Xi’An, China
2015 Florence Trust at Sluice Art Fair
2015 Griffin Gallery Open, London
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