Blurring the boundaries of sculpture and painting, British artist Clare Woods uses her dynamically painted surfaces to contemplate the very nature of form and the implications it can broadcast to the viewer of her work.
Tapping into varied themes that range from the expanse of the landscape to the fragility of the human psyche, Woods’ body of work unites in its powerfully introspective sense. She plays with her audience’s very concept of the figurative, and in doing so encourages important questions as to the ways of viewing our larger world.
Born in Southampton, England, in 1972, Wood earned her BA at Bath College of Art in 1994 and subsequently achieved her MA at Goldsmith’s College in London in 1999. Today she is based in London but has enjoyed the exhibition of her work around the world. Recent exhibitions include those at the Martin Asbæk Gallery in Copenhagen (2013) and Leeds Art Gallery (2013). Her work is also part of the permanent collections of various institutions, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York; The Ophiuchus Collection, Geneva, Switzerland; VAC (Valencia Arte Contemporáneo), Valencia, Spain; and the Arts Council Collection in London.