Lot 284 - Susan Preston - Still Standing
Pastel and graphite pencil on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust.
Susan Preston is an abstract painter using oil paint and pastel. These are mobile and versatile mediums; the imagery changes through the painting process, dissolving and reforming as a layered, ambiguous space develops. Through this meditative process, the work alludes to memory traces, to the shifting spaces between presence and absence, loss and retrieval.
A piece is eventually resolved when the tension between the layers and the elements on the surface draw the viewer into the space, where the painting reveals its secrets slowly; these works repay contemplation.
Susan Preston has exhibited widely, including in Strasbourg and London. Her work is in collections in Europe, Asia and the USA.
Solo Exhibitions (Selected)
2014, Panel Paintings, Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre, Marlborough
2009, Farm: Structures, Forms and Surfaces, Rabley Contemporary Drawing Gallery, Marlborough, Wiltshire
2005, Works on Paper, Great Western Hospital, Swindon
Paintings, Tottenham House, Savernake
Group Exhibitions (Selected)
2019, The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
2019, Campden Gallery, Glos
2018, London Art Fair, Islington; RableyDrawing Centre
2018, Collective, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Often references cultural oddments in surprising relationships within the rectangle - and personal backstories.
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