Paintings on polycarbonate, ongoing series 2016-17

exhibited as part of the following collective exhibitions:
Identity, Under construction Gallery, Paris, 2017
Une collection #3, 32 rue Charlot chez Romain Tichit, Paris, 2017
Proof of Concept, 67, New York, 2016
Relève, Crédit municipal de Paris, 2016

Untitled (Veranda) 1, 2016 gouache, acrylic ink and oil on polycarbonate panels 200 x 100 x 5 cm

Untitled (Veranda) 1, 2016
gouache, acrylic ink and oil on polycarbonate panels
200 x 100 x 5 cm

« The act of placing works in a space is in part rooted in a sense of modularity, of working with and against a sense of the site as grid, as a system of hard measurements and numbers, and the operations that ultimately reinterpret or alter the experience of both site and object as a result. [...] Sophie Kitching’s series of modular paintings ‘UNTITLED (VERANDA)', shown both on the walls and on the floor of the gallery space, uses corrugated plastic to both suspend paint in a translucent ground, while its ridged surface marks the site around it with an underlying geometric awareness, both consolidating acts of measurement and de-programming them through the painterly gestures that cover their surface.» Daniel Creahan, exhibition 'Proof of concept', New York, 2016

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Veranda
 
est une nouvelle série de peintures sur polycarbonate. Posées au sol, ces plaques peintes s’apparentent à des «flaques industrielles» s’animant au contact de la lumière. Certaines sont mobiles, juchées sur des roulettes. Ce matériau généralement utilisé pour les serres de jardins est ici transformé en dispositif optique et pictural. Associé au medium de la peinture, le support devient le sujet en soi, et crée une illusion de tridimensionalité.