Lot 429 - Tuesday Riddell - Midnight Mushrooms
23.5k Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf, Ink and Gold Powder
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Bidding starts at £50
"I practice the ancient art of japanning which is a 17th century form of decorative finish characterised by layered black lacquer, gilded with gold and silver leaf. Japanning is currently an endangered technique in the UK. The work explores cycles of life and death taking place in the dark underwood of the forest floor."
Tuesday Riddell graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting from City & Guilds of London Art School. She has just concluded her Painter-Stainers Decorative Surface Fellowship at City & Guilds – the only Fellowship in the UK that provides specialist training in the craft of decorative surface techniques to ensure that endangered skills are kept alive and vibrant in contemporary practice, focusing on historic techniques such as gilding, japanning, chinoiserie and marbling. Riddell will be granted a one-year honorary membership to The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers to conclude her fellowship.
She has recently exhibited at Belfiore 9, Viktor Wynd’s Museum of Curiosities, Londonewcastle Project Gallery and Subsidiary Projects. Tuesday was selected as part of the ‘Young Contemporary Artist Awards 2018’ by The Biscuit Factory.