This is Caroline Elliott's first solo show, and will include a range of paintings from the last two years. She studied at Central St. Martin's from where she gained a degree in Sculpture in 2000. Since then she has been exhibiting steadily at galleries in London and further afield, including Contemporary Art Projects, Five Years, Jeffrey Charles Gallery, Fresh Art Fair and others. Elliott's interest in sculpture and in the three dimensional form in space can clearly be seen in her paintings, but there is frequently a use of decorative fabric design as a background. The three dimensional forms and flat patterned areas serve to play off one another in playful and subversive ways, confusing the picture plane, and undermining the polite intensions of such fabrics. The energetic shapes which leap across her canvases remind one of organic forms such as vegetables or roots. They are sometimes elegant, or baroque, sometimes abject, but ultimately they can't quite be pinned down, confounding our desire to categorize and locate meaning.
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