Photo: Clare Wilson in London

Clare Wilson

Artist, Lecturer / academic

My paintings evolve out of a process of layering , removing, reworking and pushing paint to find an inevitable form. The initial chaos and expressive brushmarks that dominate the early stages of the work are simplified, the uncomfortable and disjointed shapes are dissolved - at least partly, to create stillness. It is a slow process and the results remain indeterminate. I am not concerned with the monumental or grand but in the detail of a moment, curious shadows, abstract movements, textures, memories and allowing the unknown to resurface. Although these paintings are not about place, subtle shifts of tone and a restricted palette may refer to the diffused light and intervals of landscape and an exploration of empty space with different depths and recessions - a multi layering of muted tones with traces and imprints of the origins of the paintings submerged in a veiled light. read full statement

Location London
Activities Higher education, Further education, Adult education, Lecturing, Residencies
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Painting
Tags painting, abstract, landscape, oil, artist

News & Events

  • The Discerning Eye

    13/11/2014 – 23/11/2014
    Mall Galleries, London

    Group exhibition

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