The Top 10023 JUNE 2021
40. Clare Dudeney
We grew together
Woven cotton and linen
28.5 x 22 cm
Created in 2021
£480 - 1,200
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Clare’s work captures the subjective experience of being through relationships of colour and shape. She traces fleeting thoughts, feelings and emotions to create abstract landscapes with the unexpectedness of encounters with nature.
Weaving is a meditative process, like taking a walk with threads. She allows the works to build incrementally, accidents to redirect the pattern. Within the bounds of a grid structure and repetitive process, she find a freedom, mixing many fine yarns to create soft transitions and vibrant contrasts - like splashes of paint.
The fragmented forms reveal memories, tender observations of rippling water, bark, stones and the body. These woven paintings are fragile, made of many tiny moments.
Education: MA Fine Art (Distinction), City & Guilds of London Art School.
Selected exhibitions: Wilderness for the Mind, Wilderness Art Collective, 2020. What She Didn’t Say, Thames Side Studios, 2020. Shattered Visage, The Violet Hour, 2019. Shapes of Being, The Dot Project, 2018.
Clare has worked in climate change and energy policy for 15 years. She is currently working on a freelance basis with the environmental charity Sustainability First, leading a project to amplify young, creative and diverse voices in debates on the climate crisis and social justice.
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