London, LONDON, United Kingdom
About Hermione Carline
Hermione Carline’s work evokes the feeling of light passing through an open window or an aerial overview of a city garden. Her pictures could be described as an impression or a memory of a room and seen as an act of remembering or retrospection that still leaves much to the imagination of the viewer so that her work can be read on many levels. After traveling to Japan in 2013 and 2016, Carline was inspired by the use of screening and light in traditional Japanese architecture and so began to create work that in its own way explores similar ideas of light and shadow, translucence and opacity through painting, print and mixed media drawings. Carline describes her process of making the works as layering and obscuring colour almost to the point of destroying the painting until she perceives a balance in the work. She says: “It is not about pinning down the time or place but about hinting at it or conveying a sense of it.” Carline imbues the work with an immersive and atmospheric quality so that she is able to create pieces that are abstract but are always firmly rooted in the material world. After graduating Hermione worked extensively as a textile designer, co-founding the textile design studio The Collection, selling designs throughout Europe, Japan and the USA before returning to fine art in 2005.
BA Fine Art - Camberwell School of Art
MA Textile Design - Royal College of Art
Gallery Elena Shchukina, Mayfair, London
The Other Art Fair, Old Truman Brewery, London, 6 - 9 October 2016
PURE Autumn Art Fair, Battle, Kent, 22 - 30 October 2016