carolyn-blake

Carolyn blake

The Event in the Everyday

Creating an event in the everyday is in a sense to recognise that even the everydayness – the daily activities of living and functioning are a continuum. These can often be easily overlooked, however, everything has a humanity and a memory. These small moments in the everydayness of our lives are opportunities to reflect on and through photography captures something special in a millisecond, the painter has the time to dwell, intervene and then respond and with a lifetime of knowledge and historical references. Our lives are constantly in and out of our own space (home or studio) and non-space (trains, airport lounges, tube stations) and even when we are in those non-spaces we bring to them our own presence. We soak up their atmosphere, even create our own corners of containment within them and they momentarily become ours.
When I paint the event becomes mine. I soak up the atmosphere and the event of making a painting with paint gives me permission to create interventions to let go and enjoy.

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When Iron Rusts Oil on canvas 2009

When Iron Rusts
Oil on canvas 2009

When Iron Rusts Oil on canvas 2009

When Iron Rusts
Oil on canvas 2009

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Autobahn Oil on canvas 2009

Autobahn
Oil on canvas 2009

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