Approved: 22.02.2009

Clare Wilson

Artist, Lecturer / academic

Approved: 22.02.2009

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

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Higher education, Further education, Adult education, Lecturing, Residencies
  • Categories: Drawing, Painting
  • Tags: painting, abstract, landscape, oil, artist
 
 

Biography

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.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training   MA Fine Art, University of Leeds 1995

Solo exhibitions Blackweir Hollow, Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, London 2016. Spindrift Blessings, Barbican Arts Trust, London  2012. MPA Gallery, London 2010. E1 Gallery, London 1999

Group Exhibitions  Rights of passage, Rusaffa club, Valencia 2015. The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries London 2014.  Ground Control, Elements Art Space, Bath 2012.  Three person show, Bar Lane Studios, York 2010.  Divergence, Forman's Smokehouse Gallery, London 2010.  Flash Company, Cecil Sharp House, London 2009.  Images of North Mayo, Ballinglen Art Foundation Ireland 2008.  Art Futures, Contemporary Art Society, London 2004.  Size Matters, Stephen Lacey Gallery, London 2003.  Place - 3 person show, Stephen Lacey Gallery, London 2002.  Chase, Royal College of Art, London 2001

Residencies   3 month residency, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales 2011.  Artist's Fellowship, Ballinglen Art Foundation, Co Mayo, Ireland 2006