Lot 12 - Caroline Banks - Summer in the city
Gesso and ink with metallic ink on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Curated by Jo McLaughlin
Caroline Banks is an Anglo-French artist now based in London after living in Asia for several years.
After graduating in Mixed Media Textiles from Loughborough University, she worked in art and design for fashion and interiors. In 2001 she moved to India working there, then in China and Vietnam, before returning to the UK at the end of 2007. She began exhibiting again in 2014.
Banks works with art galleries, art consultancies and directly with clients and collectors. She exhibits regularly in galleries and at art fairs including The Other Art Fair (UK and USA) and the Affordable Art Fair in London. Corporations and private individuals alike commission her for site-specific pieces.
Her work is held in private and public collections including the Berkeley Group and Claridge’s.
She publishes a weekly blog through her website and is on the advisory committee of international artists’ network ArtCan.
BA Mixed Media Textiles, Loughborough University
Pringle of Scotland x Caroline Banks, Mayfair, London
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
ING The Discerning Eye
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
My work is concerned with two interrelated themes: the circularity of energy and the memory of gesture over time which I explore using expressive and calligraphic mark-making. These ideas have preoccupied me for decades and were further developed from my years living in Asia. I paint a great many small studies, often as an initial idea, a test to develop further. Two are circular and two more calligraphic, memories of movement experienced and drawn last summer. These small paintings are both dynamic and contemplative, using a variety of media including acrylics, gesso and ink to produce pieces that reveal themselves slowly over time.
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