Medium: Oil on Linen, Tasmanian Blackwood frame
Framed Size: 695mm x 595mm
Year Completed: 2022
"Texture has always been a huge part of my practice as I want to create a play of depth with layers; I see this as a metaphor for one’s (inner) landscape.
I decided to study in Australia as I saw it as a great platform to become an international artist; I am very fortunate to say it has worked. I am hugely influenced by my surroundings, design and architecture. My art now gives me the opportunity to travel which just feeds back into my practice. I personally think you can see my heritage, influences and inspiration in all my work.
The multi-dimensional nature of painting is at the forefront of my practice. Whether this is with a brush on canvas or other materials such as metal, wood or glass, I am heavily aware of the post-medium condition within which I practice. My primary creative focus is tangible spatiality through expression of objects in space or forms within a painted ground. I hope to expose an inward and outward trajectory of multiple forms through intersecting planes that reveal subtle differences in the illusion of depth. This engages physical interaction as the viewer moves in and out of the work to look for the detail.
Abstraction takes abstracts from the existing, and this is the premise for my work and the source of my imagery. Taking these shapes and isolating them in a space encourages a dialogue of form that might have once been overlooked: abstract imagery that stands for itself. With reference to Deleuze and the ability to create an infinity of crossing over borders, movements and passages will open onto a field of real and virtual forces.
I propose to create a space that holds and dominates the room through the means of colour, line and shape."
- Caroline Collom
Caroline Collom is a British artist but shares her time between the UK and Australia. She is currently based in Sydney, Australia. Collom started her art education at Wimbledon College of Art, UAL and then went on to do her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of Arts, University of Melbourne and graduated in 2014. She spent the second year of her degree at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, the experience being instrumental in the development of her painting style.
Since graduating, she has exhibited in solo and group shows in London, Lisbon, LA, Sydney, and Melbourne and completed a residency at PADA in Portugal. In 2019, Collom collaborated with prominent Australian fashion brand, Gorman, on a 12 piece winter capsule collection. Her work resides in private collections in the USA, the UK, and Australia, including the JAHM collection in Melbourne.
Qualifications and Education:
2012-14 Bachelor of Fine Arts(Visual Art), Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
2013 Bachelor of Fine Arts(Visual Art)- Exchange Semester Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, USA
2010 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Wimbledon College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, UK
2022 Art & Gender, JAHM - Justin Art House Museum, Melbourne
2022 Extra/Ordinary, Markian, Brisbane
2021 The Commute - Part 2, Five Walls Projects, Melbourne. 24 - 10 April
2019 Collaboration with Gorman Fashion Label
2019 The Commute, Factory 49. 10 - 20 April
2018 Doo-bluh-vay A, Tripp Gallery, London. 19 - 26 April
2015 Between the Lines, Five Walls Projects, Footscray. 4 - 29 March
2015 A Pinch of Tinct, Red Gallery, Fitzroy North. 29 April - 16 May
2020 Merchant Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
2019 Superette, PADA, Portugal
2019 Shades of Grey, Tacit Galleries. 27 February - 10 March
2018 Viewing Day at Project 90 with Collab Gallery, Sydney. 27 October
2018 The Other Art fair London presented by Saatchi Art. 22 - 25 March
2018 The Other Art Fair LA presented by Saatchi Art. 15 - 18 March
2017 The Other Art Fair Sydney presented by Saatchi Art. 26 - 29 October
2017 Shapeshifters, Collab Gallery, Chippendale 28 June - 8 July
2017 The Other Art Fair Melbourne presented by Saatchi Art. 4 - 7 May
2016 A Space That Holds, Chapman & Bailey Gallery, Melbourne
2014 VCA Graduate Show, VCA, Melbourne
2014 PROUD, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2014 Majlis Travelling Scholarship (Shortlisted for), Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2014 3D Painting, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne
2014 Scoopnet, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne
2013 Forms, Gallery at Middlesex Lounge, Boston, MA, USA
2013 Crossing Paths, MassArt Student Gallery, Boston, MA, USA
2013 You don’t know me, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne
2012 PROUD, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2011 Painting Show, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne
2019 PADA Studios. 1 - 28 August
Grants, Scholarships, Awards:
2021 JAHM Collection
2017 Broadsheet x Gorman x TOAF - Winner
2014 Chapman and Bailey Graduate Award
2013 Melbourne Global Grant
2008 Art Scholarship at Millfield School, England
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