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Caroline Popham: Colour, sequential rhythms, repetition and observations in human behaviour.

Caroline Popham: Colour, sequential rhythms, repetition and observations in human behaviour.
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Changing paths takes nerve. For twenty years, the artist Caroline Popham was a celebrated graphic designer, a fashion industry favourite whose clients included Louis Vuitton, Dior and Manolo Blahnik.

“I really enjoyed my time as a graphic designer,” she says, “and I still love the order and balance of a beautifully designed publication or product. But it doesn’t carry the same risks as fine art, of finding your vulnerabilities and uncertainties, exploring them, exposing them.”

So in 2016 she decided to go back to school, completing a postgraduate degree in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts. “I think the fine artist was always there in me, but it took some years to build up the courage to become it.”

The courage paid off. The combination of years of design experience and a short, intense arts school training has created a singular aesthetic and a collection of pieces that have sold swiftly from the walls of Exhibit A, Cavaliero Finn and Alex Eagle Studio.

“Her work is simple, uncluttered and organic,” says Alex Eagle, who has followed Popham since her design days. “The pieces are natural rather than mathematical, with a profound yet covert feminine energy. Her lines and forms unfurl on the canvas as something both familiar yet entirely new.”

Pared back, elegant and revelatory, Popham’s paintings and collages leave space – both for emotion and for interpretation. “I often look for themes in my work and it comes back to the same things; colour, sequential rhythms, repetition and observations in human behaviour. I find subtleties of shade very beautiful. And I love simplicity, as it is quite complex to achieve.”

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Caroline Popham Repetitive Action in Green 02 2019

Popham describes how her work is informed by the repetition of habits and routine. For her they are ‘diary entries for moments in time’ and as such are often confessional and sensitively personal. Using rhythm, sequences and gradients Popham imbues mood and emotion into her painted paper collage works. Angles are staged to embody actions and bring a sense of dynamism to the works. Tonal hues are held in tension to create a striking aesthetic. Acrylic on cartridge paper 90 x 66cm Handmade oak frame
Price on request.
Price on request.

Caroline Popham Indigo form VI (left) 2019

Popham describes how her work is informed by the repetition of habits and routine. For her they are ‘diary entries for moments in time’ and as such are often confessional and sensitively personal. Using rhythm, sequences and gradients Popham imbues mood and emotion into her painted paper collage works. Angles are staged to embody actions and bring a sense of dynamism to the works. Tonal hues are held in tension to create a striking aesthetic. Acrylic and emulsion on canvas 120 x 100cm unframed Handmade wooden tray frame
Price on request.
Price on request.

Caroline Popham Repetitive Action in Green 01 2019

Popham describes how her work is informed by the repetition of habits and routine. For her they are ‘diary entries for moments in time’ and as such are often confessional and sensitively personal. Using rhythm, sequences and gradients Popham imbues mood and emotion into her painted paper collage works. Angles are staged to embody actions and bring a sense of dynamism to the works. Tonal hues are held in tension to create a striking aesthetic. Acrylic on cartridge paper 90 x 66cm Handmade oak frame
Price on request.
Price on request.

Caroline Popham Indigo form V (right) 2019

Popham describes how her work is informed by the repetition of habits and routine. For her they are ‘diary entries for moments in time’ and as such are often confessional and sensitively personal. Using rhythm, sequences and gradients Popham imbues mood and emotion into her painted paper collage works. Angles are staged to embody actions and bring a sense of dynamism to the works. Tonal hues are held in tension to create a striking aesthetic. Acrylic and emulsion on canvas 120 x 100cm unframed Handmade wooden tray frame
Price on request.
Price on request.

Caroline Popham Sweet Stitch I 2018

Popham describes how her work is informed by the repetition of habits and routine. For her they are ‘diary entries for moments in time’ and as such are often confessional and sensitively personal. Using rhythm, sequences and gradients Popham imbues mood and emotion into her painted paper collage works. Angles are staged to embody actions and bring a sense of dynamism to the works. Tonal hues are held in tension to create a striking aesthetic. Sweet stitch I 2018 in acrylic and emulsion on handmade museum standard cotton canvas. Framed with Obeche handmade wood and measures 110cm x 200 cm.
Price on request.
Price on request.

Caroline Popham Sweet Stitch II 2018

Popham describes how her work is informed by the repetition of habits and routine. For her they are ‘diary entries for moments in time’ and as such are often confessional and sensitively personal. Using rhythm, sequences and gradients Popham imbues mood and emotion into her painted paper collage works. Angles are staged to embody actions and bring a sense of dynamism to the works. Tonal hues are held in tension to create a striking aesthetic. Sweet stitch II 2018 in acrylic and emulsion on handmade museum standard cotton canvas. Framed with Obeche handmade wood and measures 110xm x 200 cm.
Price on request.
Price on request.

Caroline Popham Inside 2017

Caroline Popham's paintings and collages are informed by the beauty of repetitiveness. Inspired by routines and habits Popham's graphic design background has influenced her minimalistic and tonal aesthetic. Acting ‘as diary entries for moments in time' Popham uses hues and forms to denote mood and action. 57 x 39cm.
£480.00
£480.00
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