Lot 262 - Maddie Yuille - Study for a Bather I
Oil paint, ink and pencil on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Maddie Yuille (b. 1988) is a visual artist based in London.
Her practice focuses on painting to explore a sensory depiction of human embodiment. She creates dream-like landscapes in which bodies emerge from and meld with their environment – critiquing the idea that “nature” is a realm distinct and separate from human lives. Yuille is inspired by a re-imagining of the stories of women historically accused of witchcraft (often for being “too close” to nature), and paints utopian images where these women are instead free to take pleasure in their surroundings – swimming, resting, and tending to one another, or else content in their solitude. Her paintings depict a coalescing of human bodies – moments of pleasure, play, and care both between bodies and with the landscape that holds them. Yuille is driven by the materiality of painting; her work is led by an explorative use of paint, in which she works with a mixture of ink and oils, applying and removing the paint in varied ways to create images that vibrate with a sense of irrepressible growth and movement. In this vital landscape both women and nature have agency. She strives to create paintings that have a sense of the organic to them, in which the materials used communicate a sense of the bodily experience of being human.
2018 - 2019 MA Fine Art Distinction, City and Guilds of London Art School
2009 - 2012 BA Human Geography First, University of Bristol
2023 March The Songs of Hecate, group show at Pictorum Gallery, London
2022 Sep DELTA GAMMA, group show at Saatchi Gallery, London
2022 Sep Haven, group show with Steingold Contemporary, London
2022 Aug Wilderness Known, two person show at Liliya Gallery, London
2022 May ME2U Bow Open, group show at Nunnery Gallery, London
2022 March The Front Room Show II, group show at D Contemporary, London
2021 Shortlisted for the Ingram Prize
2020 Shortlisted for the Ashurst Emerging Artist Award
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