Lot 399 - Susie Hamilton - Abbey
Acrylic on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust.
I paint figures in wilderness—either a natural wilderness or a bleak, urban space such as superstore or shopping mall. My figures are set in challenging places and often blitzed by bursts of glaring light. Additionally, they are made more vulnerable by my ‘iconoclastic’ painting method. I enjoy the mutable and unpredictable nature of paint to make (and unmake) images. People in my paintings are frequently assaulted by stains and blots, they dissolve into acrylic fluidity or are turned into nameless shapes, so that both figure and figurative representation are destabilised. Metamorphosis, central to my work and to a new series based on Ovid’s poem, includes metamorphosis into abstraction through which identifiable images are turned into something unnamed, threatening and mysterious.
1989-92 Byam Shaw School of Art. Dip. Fine Art; Graham Hamilton Drawing Prize.
1981 Birkbeck College, London University. BA English Literature, First Class Honours, awarded The George Smith Prize.
1987 Ph.D, ‘Negation, Play and Identity in Shakespeare.’
1968-72 St Martins School of Art. Dip. AD Fine Art.
Solo Contemporary, British Art Fair, Paul Stolper, Saatchi Gallery, London
‘Unbound’, Paul Stolper, London
‘Ecstasy’, online Viewing Room, Paul Stolper, London
C-19, online Viewing Room, Paul Stolper, London
‘On Margate Sands’, book launch and exhibition, Paul Stolper, London
‘In Atoms’, Paul Stolper, London
‘Glow’, Westminster Reference Library, London
‘Here Comes Everybody’, St Paul’s Cathedral, London
Paul Stolper Gallery
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