Lot 94 - Helen Kincaid - Shade (Detail)
Oil and acrylic on card
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Curated by Art on a Postcard
Helen Kincaid is an artist and curator based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, whose practice encompasses painting, film and photography. She has been shortlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize 2023 and the Contemporary British Painting Prize in 2022. Selected exhibitions include JMPP 2023 at The Walker Gallery Liverpool; CBPP at Huddersfield Art Gallery and Thames Side Studio Gallery, Gestura ll at Marie Jose Gallery
London and A Generous Space at Hastings Contemporary in 2022; the 2019 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition; Delayed Rays of a Star at the Hardwick Gallery, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, 2018; CORRIDOR (Virtual Reality Installation) 2017 at INDEXprojects, Stroud, and DATA at The Contemporary Art Society, London.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Central to my work is our relationship to the unstable photographic image, both digital and analogue. I am drawn to the erosion and fragmentation of a photograph through processes of reproduction, light, or time to explore memory, meaning and
identity. My recent body of work springs from my own photographs of domestic curtains. Curtains held particular resonance during lockdown - a symbol of a closeted, psychological space, a demarcation of the boundary between us and the something, or nothing, that lies beyond. Drawing on the use of drapery in renaissance painting as a form of veiling or concealing, the photographs of curtains are torn up, the fragments then reassembled or misassembled, rephotographed and reimagined in the painting, a process that echoes the workings of memory. Aiming to convey something partially glimpsed, my work explores the urge to see what is absent and derive meaning from disparate fragments, in an attempt to piece together the whole.
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