Lot 356 - Ada Bond - Klept
Oil on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust.
Ada Bond (b.2002) is a London-based artist. She completed a UAL Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2021, and is currently studying BA in Fine Art: Painting at The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.
An obsessive collector of moments, memories and images sourced from dark crevices of the internet, Ada creates intrinsically cryptic pieces designed to keep more secrets than they divulge. She commonly finds herself tracing unique patterns between images initially found impulsively - a photo of a discarded, wrinkled-up valentine's balloon sparks a yarn that she unintentionally spins into an all-consuming web.
Her works often feature disembodied figures or animals on stark, almost velvet, black backgrounds; their subjects stare out of the darkness, trapping the unsuspecting viewer in a nightmarish exchange. When taken together, her paintings form a relational archaeology that is hard to trace - lacking a specific attempt at meaning, they gesture at the grit and debris of human experience.
Slade School of Fine Art
Recent selected exhibitions include: Winter Show, (Asylum Studios, Suffolk, 2022), Era Journal, (Crypt Gallery, London, 2022) and Good Grief, (The Old Butchers, London, 2022).
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