Lot 278 - Carolyn Thompson - I'm A Big Fan
Found Text and Glue on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Signed on verso
Carolyn Thompson’s practice is grounded in the materiality of printed matter, both as an object and as a medium. Using books, found texts images and documents as source material she explores the content or narrative of such matter through manipulation and appropriation, developing it into new visual and textual versions in the form of altered books, drawings, prints, collages, embroideries and/or installations.
MA Sculpture at Wimbledon College of Arts UAL
Beyond the UK Carolyn has exhibited in Istanbul, Ljubljana, Melbourne, Minnesota, New York, Porto, Prague, Venice and Vienna, in galleries and institutions as varied as Center for Book Arts, New York, Sculoa Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, MAK Vienna, National Technical Library, Prague and Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne. Her work can be found in a variety of collections including Penguin Books, London, MGLC International Centre for Graphic Arts, Ljubljana and Laurence Sterne Trust amongst others, and has been included in exhibitions such as the International Print Biennale Awards 2014 and the Text Festival, Bury Art Museum in 2005, 2009 and 2014. In 2019/20 her series of adapted Penguin books, Post Moderns, was exhibited in solo exhibitions at Laurence Sterne Trust, Shandy Hall, York and Eagle Gallery, London. A piece from this series was subsequently chosen as a semi-finalist for Minnesota Centre for Book Art Prize 2020. Carolyn is currently Artist in Residence with Chrysalis Arts and North Yorkshire Archives.
Eagle Gallery EMH Arts
About the postcard artworks
I'm a Big Fan' and 'The European Urge' are created from collections of sentences and part sentences, all beginning with ‘I’, cut from eight novels by different authors. When removed from their original context, the statements become ham-fisted stabs at self-revelation and blurted snapshots of confession."