“When I am painting the action of creating connects me to a greater moment of happening – it is the What and the only thing happening at that moment. Reality is a mystery. When trying to paint it you then realize it’s impossible.
It can only be painted as it is immediately seen, in front of you, and
then modified by the feeling that it transmits.”
As the first artist to be invited to present works on all three floors of the gallery, De Grandi’s installation Waves & Horizons comprises Paintings, Photographs, Prints and Videos.
There is a tangible and literal depth of feeling in Claudia De Grandi’s recent works. These new paintings from the two series Waves and Horizons are based on her observations and photographs of the Pacific Ocean and closer to home the steel grey waters of the English Channel near to her Hastings studio.
They make sublime and alluringly poetic images, referencing as they do the seascapes of Turner and Whistler while at the same time expanding and revisiting the historical Modernist genre of Colour Field Abstraction,. The paintings in the series work equally well as contemporary depictions of light and movement within water, yet are also pervasively drawing the viewer into the abstract.
In a noticeably filmic way, some of the paintings evoke the darkly threatening waters of a psychological thriller, you can sense a disturbing, metronomic soundtrack hinting at deep waters and danger below the shimmering surface.
These themes actively precipitate De Grandi’s vision for the entire evolving work as a total immersive installation of painting and music which will be presented next year at Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan.
This upcoming exhibition, curated by Alan Rankle, is her debut solo showing in London and gives an intimate insight into the development of her project.
A Brazilian born artist who lives and works in East Sussex, De Grandi makes her art with well defined and far-reaching objectives:
De Grandi’s works are increasingly attracting art world and press attention via a series of international exhibitions and performance/installations, with her paintings finding eager collectors in New York, Milan, Tokyo and London.
A fully illustrated catalogue with essays by Tom Burke CBE, Alan Rankle and John Stezaker will accompany the exhibition.
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