Clare Burnett

Clare Burnett

Artist, Teacher

Clare Burnett is a British artist living and working in London. She is President of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

“For a number of years Clare Burnett has worked predominantly on site specific sculptures and installations, each work a direct response to the history and visual language of its location. Her sculptures frequently appear in clusters or groups which play with perspective
and scale. Integral to these sculptures is her use of colour. In delicate lines or flat planes, she has explored how a colour or material - or rather our perception of it - changes with context, how small variations in tone will bring a line to the fore or settle it into its surroundings.
For her most recent exhibition, PINK, Burnett has developed a new process, almost a return to a more curious and childish way of working. A sense of play has entered her practice, replacing some of the formal minimalism of her previous works. Found and adapted items are arranged alongside carefully crafted objects, giving a sense of three dimensional collage. Chance and improvisation play a key role in these new sculptures, imbuing them with a sense of freedom and fun.”
George Marsh, Director of William Benington Gallery
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Location London
Activities Secondary education, Higher education, Public art, Private commissions, Studio practice
Artforms / type of project Project, Drawing, Painting, Public Art, Sculpture
Tags site-specific, site-responsive, improvisation, metal, wood, colour, paint, paper, found objects

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