The Letchworth Open 2023, Broadway Gallery, Letchworth, 12th August - 7th October 2023,
Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, The Director's Cut, online exhibition, 8th - 16th July 2023,
'Derby Print Open' , Banks Mill Studios, Derby, 1st - 30th June 2023,
'A Slash Of Blue', Gerald Moore Gallery, London, 3rd March - 8th April 2023.
' Surface And Depth', Mandell's Gallery, Norwich, 29th October - 19th November 2022. www.mandellsgallery.co.uk
Pleased to have a large silkscreen print selected for The Letchworth Open, The Broadway Gallery, Letchworth.
10th September - 30th October 2022. www.broadway-gallery.com
Exhibiting in 'Bridges' at Espacio Gallery, London, 30th August - 4th September 2022.
Vibrant, richly coloured and textured hand pulled silkscreen prints and paper collages, inspired by travel to India and Greece. Suitable for any contemporary environment.
Christine studied at Cambridge School of Art, followed by a Degree in Printed Textiles at Loughborough College of Art and Design. She has worked as a fabric designer and printer, and has taught on Foundation Courses throughout the country. Christine has exhibited widely and her work is in private collections in the UK and abroad. She exhibits regularly with Espacio Gallery in London, and is a member of the Printmakers Council. In 2021 Christine was one of the winning artists of the Cambridge Art Contest And Exhibition.
"I work mainly through the media of silkscreen printing, creating richly coloured and textured small edition and unique (one off) prints and works on paper. My inspiration is derived from my travels, to countries as diverse as India and Greece. My prints and paper collages are not representations of places, but contain elements from observation mixed with my own responses and experiences.
India in particular has always fascinated me, and my travels around the vibrant desert state of Rajasthan, and to the sacred city of Varanasi on the banks of the River Ganges, have given me endless ideas and inspiration. I look particularly for colours, shapes, symbols and textures – visual information that can be used in an abstract way. My “Indian Squares” series was initially inspired by the cities of Rajasthan: alleyways teeming with life and colour; glimpses of brilliantly coloured saris. I have expressed my impressions in abstract form, contrasting colour against colour.
Another inspiration is the Greek island of Andros, and one strand of my work explores in abstract form my responses to the island I have visited many times, and which for me is a very special place.
My work explores the interaction of abstract shapes and colour relationships, contrasting controlled, regular elements of structure with looser and more irrational mark making. Bold and expressive colour combinations and the visual effects of colours very close in tone have always excited me. I am fascinated by the ways in which colour can be used to define pictorial depth, to create mood and evoke emotion."
You can see more of my work on my website, www.christinecalow.co.uk