Approved: 03.10.2014

Karen Purple

Artist

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Approved: 03.10.2014

My work is a personal response of being in the landscape. Collecting natural materials, making site specific drawings and collating these experiences as memory, enables me to create paintings that explore the relationships between these references. I am interested in allowing the paintings to develop without any preconceived idea of its final result. I enable hierarchies to establish themselves within

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  • Location: Oxford, England
  • Artforms: Drawing, Painting
  • Tags: oil painting, landscape, abstact, abstract, poetic, lanscape, pigments, nature, pigment
 
 

Artist Statement

My work is a personal response of being in the landscape. Collecting natural materials, making site specific drawings and collating these experiences as memory, enables me to create paintings that explore the relationships between these references. I am interested in allowing the paintings to develop without any preconceived idea of its final result. I enable hierarchies to establish themselves within the canvas, whether it is to do with the materiality of the oil paint, a particular form that is emerging, or a dominance of a particular colour. There is a constant interplay between these elements and myself - as the work develops, an image will eventually emerge that is a mix of recall, intuition and deliberation.

CV & Education

Lives and Works in Oxfordshire.

2004 Oxford Brookes, Fine Art (Honours) Degree, 1st Class

 

Solo

2014 Pennwood House, Oxfordshire, Joint with ceramicist Crabby Taylor

2012 Pennwood House, Oxfordshire

2011 Pennwood House, Oxfordshire

2010 North Wall, Oxford

2010 Oxford University Arboretum

2008 Pennwood House, Oxfordshire

2007 03 Gallery, Oxford

2006 Ovada, Oxford

 

Group

2015 Ovada Open, Oxford

2014 Oxford Botanic Garden

2013 RWA, Drawn, Bristol

2013 03 Gallery, Oxford

2012 Mall Galleries, The Threadneedle Prize, London

2012 RWA, 160th Open, Bristol

2012 Wells and Mendip Museum, WAC, Somerset

2012 Filament 14, Oxford

2011 RWA, 159th Open, Bristol

2011 Magdalen Road Studios, Oxford

2011 03 Gallery, Oxford

2009 Oxford University Arboretum

2009 O3 Gallery, Oxford

2009 Notfamousyet, Oxford

2008 Modern Art, Oxford

2007 Beldam Gallery, Brunel University

2005 Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

2004 Modern Art Oxford

 

Collections

Public Catalogue Foundation, and numerous private collections world wide

 

Residencies

2009-10 Oxford University Arboretum

2010 Turbine House, Reading

2013 LifeBoat Studio, Porthleven

2015 Gower

2015 Filament 14, Magdalen Road Studios,Oxford