CHLOE GROVE (UK)
London-born artist Chloe Grove’s artworks include large-format colour pencil drawings as well as small edition prints. Her subjects greatly vary but are connected by the artist’s exploration of optical effects.
She creates unique intaglio through a personalized printing technique where plates are created by cutting and peeling layers to obtain a variety of tonal hues and linear marks. In these prints, she combines intaglio methods to create the inked plates but then prints them with an etching press.
Her subjects vary and include monochromatic optical patterns (Sleeping Cat series) and some exploring bog bodies such as A Symmetry in Time. Inspired by the 1911 artwork Rizpah Watches Guard at the Gallows, Grove developed the latter artwork during her residency at ARTLAB Kettinge in 2018.
Her drawings are created by patiently layering and blending colours until the paper reaches a burnished sheen, a process which may take several months. In the series Meteorites Grove supplemented her previous exploration of light refraction with drawings based on meteorite patterns: unique crystallized conformation found solely in iron meteorites. Such designs are formed as meteorites travel through space by the incredibly slow rate of cooling down.
Her drawings are created by patiently layering and blending colours until the paper reaches a burnished sheen, a process which may take several months. The imagery of her drawings is based on a photograph manipulated with makeshift filters prior to being capture. In the series Faceted Portraits such manipulation creates kaleidoscopic portraits of pop icons as seen through a glass.
Amy Selbstbildnis mit Amor und Tot