Lot 431 - Tamsin Relly - I Am Plant I
Water-Based Monotype on Somerset 300gsm Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Signed on verso
Tamsin Relly’s multi-disciplinary practice includes painting, printmaking and photography. Her work reflects on the increasingly disrupted environmental conditions of a shifting global climate and explores the preservation of arboreal and botanical environments through conservation, urban parks and memory – be it personal, collective or held within the land. Relly was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1981. She completed her Masters in Fine Art at City & Guilds of London Art School in 2011 and currently lives and works in South East London.
Solo Exhibitions: Imagining the Amazon, The Collective, House of St Barnabas, London (2017), Forest Memory, Brocket Galley, London (2017), Jungle Snow, The Place Downstairs, London(2014). Tipping Point, ASC Gallery, London, (2012). Selected Group Exhibitions: Polar Worlds, National Maritime Museum, London (2020), Drawing Closer, Oliver Projects, London (2020), Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2020). Site Works, Experimental Gallery, Cornell University, New York (2019). Hospital Rooms & Eilleen Skellern I, Griffin Gallery, London (2019). Art for the Barbican, The Barbican Centre, London (2018) Paper Cuts, Kristian Day / Saatchi Gallery, London (2018), Dentons Art Prize, Dentons Law Firm, London (2016), Arcadia, SMITH Gallery, Cape Town (2016). Traces, Honore, Gallery Rue Visconti, Paris (2014), Painter Printmakers, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2014).
The National Maritime Museum, London. Simmons Contemporary, London. Dentons, London. Hogan Lovells, London. Yellowwoods Art, Cape Town, South Africa. Ellerman House, Cape Town, South Africa.
About the postcard artwork
This series monotypes, ‘I Am Stardust, I Am Plant’, reflects on the interdependence between all life forms, and the reciprocal relationship we have with our environment and planet. The varying shapes of the prints trace the outlines of windows and mirrors found in my home and studio.