Lot 23 - Constance Read - Holes in Stone
Silkscreen ink and silver leaf on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Curated by Vittoria Beltrame
At its core, Constance’s art is an inquiry into the places she inhabits, exploring shapes, spaces and silhouettes in architecture and interior design. The main focus to her work is form; with colour, pattern and shape playing key roles in the work. She uses colour as the most important element in creating mood and emotion in her pieces.
Read often says that she takes a minimalist approach to creating her work, although she is inspired by these different elements of her environment, she is not attempting to represent an outside reality, and wants the viewer to respond only to what is in front of them. The abstract and sometimes symmetrical style often leaves the pieces open to interpretation.
Constance Read (b. 1996, Boston, Lincolnshire) lives and works between London and Norfolk, England. She holds BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Central Saint Martins (One academic year at School of Visual Arts, New York). Constance was the artist in residence at Central Saint Martins and attended the Royal College of Art to study 'Print'. Solo exhibitions include The Chaotic Forms of an Organised Mind, Haricot Gallery (2023) and Polychromatic Rainbows, Boundary Street (2022). Past Group Exhibitions include: You Can't Always Get What You Want, Haricot Gallery (2023), The Damage is Done, Battersea (2022); Under the Same Sky, Peckham (2021), Tankers and Pumpers, London (2020).
Central Saint Martins, Foundation
Central Saint Martins, BA in Graphic Design
Royal College of Art, MA in Print - did not complete the full 2 years/left after one year
Haricot Gallery, 'You Can't Always Get What You Want', Group Exhibition
Haricot Gallery, 'The Chaotic Forms of an Organised Mind', Solo Exhibition
Boundary Street, 'Polychromatic Rainbows', Solo Exhibition
Pump House Gallery, RCA Group Exhibition
Peckham Safehouse 'Under The Same Sky', Group Exhibition
OXO, 'Tankers and Pumpers' Group Exhibition
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Using the shapes and spaces that come to play in my work inspired by architecture posed a challenge when tasked with creating something on a smaller scale. Scale, a crucial element in my work, helps convey a feeling, through bold, simple shapes. The pieces are unified through block colours, negative space, and silver foil which ties the postcards together. The balance and weight of each pile of shapes differs on each postcard at distinct points.
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