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Philomine Wales

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Artwork for Philomine Wales

Half log shed

Between Dusk and Dark


First Light

Shepherds' Warning

A Gap in Time

How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

My imagery is inspired by the textures and surfaces eroded by use and time, using patterns and geometry in landscape, and the visible repair of traditional objects, whether rural buildings, or worn textiles. These narrate their history through the various rifts, rips, fractures, and schisms that have been experienced, together with the interventions made in their preservation. My work moves between apparent abstraction to images based on more representational elements, butalways aim to capture an impression, an emotion, an idea, rather than creating a likeness – a ‘visual metaphor’

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

I have always "drawn to explore" . It is a complusion, a primary means of expresion and communication, and a way to interrogate what one is seeing.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Philomine Wales is a printmaker based in London and Wales, working in both relief and intaglio processes, and often using the potential of combining multiple techniques, to make unique works. The work is around preoccuations with the environment, and the flotsam and jetsam of life

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

My practice is around the use of found objects and discarded materials, either printing directly from them, or using them to make plates to print from, to explore concerns of waste, repair and reuse. Increasingly it uses less, or non toxic, processes, to leave a lighter footprint in their making.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

i qualified and worked as an architect before printmaking became her primary practice approximately ten years ago, studying print at Morley College, London.
i am a member of the Printmakers’ Council, and East London Printmakers

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

• Leyden Gallery. ‘Pull of the Print’
• Mandell Gallery. ‘Surface and Depth’
• East London Printmakers Annual ‘Festival of Print’
• Bankside Gallery. ‘Thinking for Printing’
• Morley Gallery. ‘Made’
• Emma Mason Gallery. ‘Inspired By’
• Southbank Printmakers. ‘Mini Prints’
• Bankside Gallery. RE ‘Small but Mighty’
• East London Printmakers Annual ‘Festival of Print
• Barbican Library Gallery. ‘Surface Challenge’

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

instagram @philominew

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