Approved: 07.07.2009

Miranda Boulton

Artist, Curator

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Approved: 07.07.2009

Boulton’s paintings are nature morte of flora. Flowers are memento mori. They are fulsome and life affirming but are fleeting, reminding us of the ephemeral nature of life.  The acknowledgement of passing time is central to Boulton’s work, both in subject matter and through the building up of layers of paint over time.  She thinks of her paintings as timelines on a tree, each layer holds it’s own memories and is integral to the finished piece. Boulton often works in series responding to historical references within this genre.

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    Artist Statement

    Boulton’s paintings are nature morte of flora. Flowers are memento mori. They are fulsome and life affirming but are fleeting, reminding us of the ephemeral nature of life.  The acknowledgement of passing time is central to Boulton’s work, both in subject matter and through the building up of layers of paint over time.  She thinks of her paintings as timelines on a tree, each layer holds it’s own memories and is integral to the finished piece. Boulton often works in series responding to historical references within this genre.

     

    Boulton paints from the memory, developing abstract sensibilities through colour and form, whilst responding to her current feelings. Her desire to respond to the memory of the initial image is eventually abandoned as the work writes it’s own narrative in the layers of paint and marks.

     

    She employs a responsive working process: one mark leads onto the next, as the painting evolves she adds and removes paint and turns the canvas to destabilise her process.  Compositional tensions evolve through gestural marks juxtaposed next to carefully painted lines. She deliberately leaves traces of each layer visible, revealing the paintings journey.  Sometimes she paints from the same memory over and over again noting how the present filters and manipulates the memory.  She combines feelings and both conscious and unconscious responses via the process of painting. 

    CV & Education

    Solo/Two Person Exhibitions
    2019  Double Time, Two person Exhibition, Arthouse1, London
    2015  Off Line On Line, Two person Exhibition, Studio 1.1, London
    2012  Lost In The Middle, Solo Exhibition, New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge
    2011  Outside In, Madame Lillies Gallery, Solo Exhibition, London

    Group Exhibitions
    2020  This Year's Model, Studio 1.1, London
               'Beating Time', ARB, Cambridge University
    2019  Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
              Creekside Open, APT Gallery, London
              ’Re-purpose/Reverse’, Studio 1.1 Gallery, London,
    2017  Summer Salon, Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes, London
              ‘Bring Something Pink’, Look and Listen, Saint Chamas, France
              'Painting Now', Studio 1 Gallery, London
              'Storyboard', Lubomirov/Angus Hughes, London (co-curated)
              'Deep Space', Studio 1.1, London
    2016  'Bring Something Pink', Look and Listen, Espace Despalles, Paris                        
              Summer Salon, Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes, London
              Overview Effect, Lewisham Art House
              Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
              Correspond, The Artworks, Halifax, Rye Creative Centre, IR11, Edinburgh
              This Year's Model, Studio 1.1, London
              Fulcrum, ARB, Cambridge University          
    2015  Firstsite Open  
              Zeitegiest Arts Project, Summer Exhibition, London
    2014  Red X Mas, Studio 1.1, London
              Correspond, Turps Art School, London
              Zeitegiest Arts Project, Summer Exhibition, London
    2013  Cloud Chambers, Mayors Parlour Gallery, London
              Zeitegiest Arts Project, Summer Exhibition, London
    2011  Artworks Open, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London 
              Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Arts, Vyner Street, London
    2010  Artworks Open, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London
    2009  All things said, The Shop Gallery, Cambridge

    Education
    2012 - 2015: Turps Banana Art School - Correspondence Course
    1991 - 1994: Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Art History