Relief ink on Canaletto Velino paper 300gsm
33.2 x 42.1 cm [13 x 17 inches]
Series of 30 unique monotypes, signed and numbered
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About the work
Caragh Thuring has created a series of unique monotype prints entitled I had it very fantastically arranged, 2021 especially for Whitechapel Gallery to accompany the exhibition Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy, 19 May – 29 Aug 2021.
Thuring takes the title for her series, from an interview with Eileen Agar, in which the latter describes how her studio was arranged. Agar delightedly repeats this phrase during the studio visit. For Thuring these words encapsulate the process of making her edition: the variety of imagery, layers and bits and pieces.
To make each print, Thuring drew directly onto the printing plate and took a single printed impression. She then made subsequent drawings and prints, without cleaning the printing plate, resulting in an evolving progression of varied imagery - each drawing containing the previous one. The edition of 30 was selected by the artist from the results chronologically.
Thuring’s process is a nod to the surrealist techniques of automatic drawing and free association. She allows what comes into her head to inform the subject matter, each image taking its lead from the last. Many of Thuring’s familiar themes and motifs feature; volcanoes, bricks, submarines, faces, abstract compositions and foliage make regular appearances.
About the artist
Caragh Thuring (B. 1972, Belgium) lives and works in London, and Argyll, Scotland. Thuring works primarily with painting, with periods of extensive visual research resulting in swift and light paintings often on unprimed, untreated linen canvas. Her subject matter often comes from architectural elements or landmarks observed in Thurings' lived environment. Previously, Thuring has worked with weavers from Suffolk and Belgium to create canvases woven with images of her previous works, highlighting her interest in sequence and repetition. Caragh Thuring’s work is held in the collections of Tate Gallery and Arts Council Collection.
Selected Solo Exhibitions include: Caragh Thuring, Luisa Strina Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2019), Builder, Corbett vs Dempsey, Chicago IL (2019), Caragh Thuring, Thomas Dane Gallery, Naples, Italy (2019), Caragh Thuring, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco CA (2018), Caragh Thuring, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England (2017), Caragh Thuring, Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins, Westminster Waste, London, England (2017), Caragh Thuring, Simon Preston Gallery, New York NY (2015), Caragh Thuring, Chisenhale Gallery, London, England (2014), Caragh Thuring, Anthony Meier, San Francisco CA (2013), Caragh Thuring, 4 Cose, London, England (2013), Caragh Thuring, Simon Preston Gallery, New York NY (2011), Caragh Thuring, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England (2010). Selected Group Exhibitions include: Double-M, Double-X, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Irealnd (2020), JOKER, Jahn und Jahn, Munich, Germany (2020), Slow Painting, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, and Thurso Art Gallery, Inverness, Scotland (2020), This Corrosion, Helmet Row Modern Art, London, England (2020), Slow Painting, The Levinsky Gallery, Plymouth, England (2020).
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