CLARE GROSSMAN

painter & printmaker

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ARTIST STATEMENT

 

'My work predominately focuses on the search for a personal narrative, an essential energy - the ‘essence’ of a chosen subject or place encapsulated in an emotional response

 

Working often with a combination of techniques, a final piece may have several layers of colour & texture using experimental methods in order to produce work that aims to describe movement, the energy found in nature, beautiful light, contrasts of solidity against the crispness or warmth of the surrounding air, reflections across a landscape, or the incredibly mysterious substance of shadows

 

A subject visited, whether it be an urban setting, particular landscape, or the human body. They are all habitually used as a personal language to convey a moment in time, a specific note on a journey travelled. An exploration of contrasts, a sense of place or character, all are recorded and remembered in sketchbooks. Drawing is used as a way of understanding the subject and to ultimately describe that which becomes most important. The resulting artworks are a means of exploration of both technique and subject, a personal journey often revealed in the final piece by exposing the underlayers of paint or inks, triggered by the experience of life both felt and seen.'

 

 

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN FINE ART PRINTMAKING

Camberwell School of Art

 

 

ARTWORK COMMIISSIONED & AQUIRED BY

The Victoria & Albert Museum

Scarborough Museum & Art Gallery

Claridges London

King Abdula University of Science & Technology

Princess Noura University for Women

Langham London

Care International Scotland

Carlton Towers Hotel Knightsbridge

Raffles Makkah Palace Saudi Arabia

Hilton Hotel Paris

The Landmark Hotel London

The Four Seasons Hotel London

DOKAAE Development Saudi Arabia

Southampton Football Club

The Contemporary Art Society for

The BUPA art collection

Saudi Royal Family

& other corporate and private collections in UK & abroad

 

 

SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS

Lyrical Notes, The Barbican, exhibition with artist Tim Southall 2017

Pushing Boundaries, Farmleigh Gallery & Dunamaise Arts Centre Ireland 2016

Loosely Bound, Highgate Gallery & Printroom Suffolk

In 2 Parts. Lombard street Gallery Margate

Members Summer Show, London Print Studio Gallery

50 Years of Artist Prints, Bankside Gallery London

Transformation, Cyprus High Commission St James Place London

Rythmic Perception, solo show Aeon Gallery Hampstead

Fifty Fifty, New Ashgate Gallery Farnham

Imprint Contemporary Printmaking Cirencester

Works on Paper, the Barbican

Multiplied, Christies South Kensington

Connections, Cupola Gallery Sheffield

ILTM Cannes, France – invited artist Solo Show  

Grand Designs Olympia  

Freshly Pressed at Craft Central, London

The Bainbridge Open 2014, 2013 & 2011

Highgate – a Reflection in Print, Highgate Literary & Scientific Institute 2013

Photographics Great Western Studios London 2013

BITE  Artists Making Prints Mall Galleries 2012

Turn Turn Turn Margate 2012

Pushing Print Margate 2010 & 2011

East Finchley Arts Festival 2011 & 2014

Lost Heritage Gallery K London & Cyprus 2010

 

 

ARTWORK ALSO SHOWN WITH

Affordable Art Fairs Battersea & Hampstead

Landmark Art Fairs Teddington

Printfest Lake District

Reading & Windsor Art Fairs

Penman Art Fairs Chelsea

The Graphic Fine Art Society

The Ridley Art Society

The Ecology Centre

Addisons Advertising Company

Harvey Nichols

& various galleries across the UK

 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venice 2017

London Print Studio 2016 & 2017

 

PRIZES

The Artist Prize awarded by The Artist Magazine

1st Prize Printmaking awarded by The Ben Uri Gallery, the London Jewish Museum of Art

 

CURRENT POSITIONS

Director of Studies – The Fernside Life Classes Highgate

Committee Member of the Printmakers Counci

Member of Greenwich Printmakers Gallery

 

clare grossman MA