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Private Gallery
Clare Goodwin, Peter and Jill, 2010, Acrylic on canvas, 80x60 cm
Clare Goodwin, Peter and Jill, 2010, Acrylic on canvas, 80x60 cm
  We are very pleased to announce our participation at ART BRUSSELS 2010

April 23rd - 26th 2010

The focus of our booth 3A-06 in Hall 3 will be on British artist Clare Goodwin (*1973 Birmingham). Taking her source material from discarded garments and retro manuals, found whilst roaming the 'museums of the unwanted', Goodwin presents a number of abstract and geometrical compositions. Beyond these material references, they evoke (not merely retro) images but also engage one with specific social groups and personality types associated with the 1970s/80s. Goodwin calls her paintings "portraits", giving them names such as "Linda", "Pearl", "Dick", "Peter and Jill". She favours the "married couple" or the "divorced couple" as typical life forms, because to her they best represent, and easily fit into the world she grew up in. The alleged coldness of the geometric abstraction is emotionally charged with the precise colour harmonies, dissonances and consciously replicated stereotypical ornamental details, such as the ubiquitous grey-blue diagonal stripes in men's ties-, i.e., elements associated with the aesthetic sensibilities of an era. Colour fields of orange, violet and brown often dominate the canvas, rhythmized by black, grey and white rectangular motifs and lines.

Furthermore we have works by: Klodin Erb, Tatjana Gerhard, Chloe Piene and Chiharu Shiota.

For any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Brussels!

Sabina Kohler and Bettina Meier-Bickel
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