Lot 37 - Beatrice Hassel-McCosh - Crocus, 2022
Watercolour on Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Beatrice Hasell-McCosh' work uses natural form and the tradition of landscape painting as the lens to explore emotional themes, identity linked to place and human connection. Drawing is vital to her practise and she uses closely observed studies made from life to make large-scale paintings. She works as much from memory as from the studies and, in playing with scale, the focus of importance gives way (from direct figurative representation) to a flattened abstraction with aesthetic choices relating to composition, texture and gestural use of colour taking on the primary importance. With a degree in English and Classics reading widely around a subject is central to her practise. The titles of each large work cite the disparate elements of this research from literature to pop culture, song lyrics and art historical links.
Beatrice (b.1990, UK) studied English and Classics at Leeds University and then spent two years studying at Leith School of Art in Edinburgh and The Royal Drawing School in London.
Coming Up 2022
Jun. Solo show, The Garden Museum, London curated by The Violet Hour
Feb. Aora: III, curated by Jenn Ellis, www.Aoraspace.com, online
Mar. Art For Charity Collection, March Auction, Instagram
Apr. Works on Paper III, Blue Shop Cottage, Group show
Jun. Bucolia, Blue Shop Cottage, Camberwell
Jun. Top 100, The Auction Collective, curated by Kate Bryan, Katy Wickremesinghe, Georgie Wimbush, Francesca Wilson, Benjamin Murphy and Tabish Khan.
Jul. Les Danses Des Nocturnes, Spread Museum curated by Eastcontemporary Gallery, Entrevaux, South of France
Jul. Ambrosia, Purslane, online
Sept. Small Pleasures, AllMouth Gallery, online
Nov. Art For Charity Collective, online
Nov. Petrichor, Lilya Gallery, London
Nov. Freedom From Torture, Sotheby’s, London, selected by Blue Shop Cottage
Nov. 50 x 50, curated by The Auction Collective, Soho Revue, London
Nov. Reveille, The Violet Hour, London
Dec. AORA, Mayfair, London
Dec. The Violet Hour, online
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
During the first lockdown in 2020 Beatrice drew comfort from the routine of making small watercolour sketches in the garden. As humans shrunk away from each other the reassuring continuity and cycle of nature became completely absorbing to the artist who, over a period of 6 months, watched and drew from the same spots continuously seeing plants grow up, crowd together (in antithesis to human society) blooming and dying and being replaced with the new. During such a period of uncertainty, she then began painting in oil in large scale, in part as a therapeutic physical act. In changing scale so dramatically from the original watercolour imagery her work is experienced as a much more physical space and reality becomes simply the material fact of the paint rather than the subject.
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