Self Portrait, 6th April 2018
37.5 x 30 cm
Edition of 100
Signed and numbered by the artist
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About the artwork
This new and exclusive limited edition print has been commissioned for House of Voltaire's Frieze 2020 presentation. Hempton's strong distinctive palette is evident in her new edition. The edition directly supports Studio Voltaire's exhibition, learning and studio programmes.
About the artist
Celia Hempton’s art explores concepts of voyeurism in the post-digital age. In her paintings, performances and installations, the artist investigates the blurred lines of comfort and consent; desire and subjugation, visibility and opacity, seeking to deconstruct the ways in which we engage with each other in an evolving hyper-mediated age. Formally, Hempton’s paintings, which range in size from intimate to the life-size acknowledge the tropes of ‘history painting’ and the often subjugated female body. Hempton's richly layered paintings directly play and confront this historical dynamism, producing tactile celebrations of the body, as well as multiple perspectives on how the bodily gaze is constructed.
Celia Hempton lives and works in London. In recent years her work has been included in exhibitions at ICA Boston, Performance Space 122NYC, Artspace Sydney, Whitechapel Gallery, London, amongst many others. She had a solo exhibition at Kunstverein Aachen, with presentations at Gwangju Biennale, Korea, Artnight with ICA London, and performances at Fiorucci Art Trust, Stromboli, Serpentine Galleries London, London. Her work will be included in the British Art Show 9 in 2021. It is held in international private and public collections including The Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin, Colombia, The British Council, UK and the Government Art Collection, UK.
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