Gouache on paper collage
29.7 x 21 cm [11.69 x 8.27 inches]
Series of eight unique works created for the publication RadioPaper, signed.
Produced by the artist.
About the work
Mary Ramsden has created eight signed unique works for the publication RadioPaper which combine paper collage with bold brushstrokes of gouache. Solid blocks of colour interrupt decisive painterly marks, causing a tension between flat surface and the gesture of the artist. The unique works accompany Ramsden’s paintings on display in The London Open 2015, the Whitechapel Gallery’s triennial open submission exhibition, from 15 July–6 September 2015.
About the artist
British artist Mary Ramsden was born in 1984, and has studied at the Royal Academy, London, Edinburgh College of Art and Leith School of Art, Edinburgh. Her works are known for being “unapologetically painterly” but are always abstract in composition and strategic in refusal of referential readings. A sense of simplicity and compositional unity belies the complexity of their making. Ramsden decisively applies layers of paint using brushes and rags as well as her own hands, but subsequently wipes them away to create gradual build up of repetitive layers through the conflicting actions of doing and undoing. The artist’s gesture takes centre stage, but not only the energised swing of the arm but the aftermath of the action.
Recent exhibitions includeSwipe, Pilar Corrias, London (2015); I am here but you’ve gone, curated by Milovan Farronato with Stella Bottai, Fiorucci Art Trust, London (2015); Panda Sex, curated by Tom Morton, State of Concept, Athens (2014); New order II: British art today, Saatchi Gallery, London (2014); Consommé, Kinman, London (2013); Open Heart Surgery at The Moving Museum, London (2013); Temple Bar in Dublin (2012); and New Contemporaries, UK (2009).
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