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The Garden. Blueish dark.


oil on paper

56 x 76cm

Amy Petra Woodward studied at The Royal Academy Schools and Painting at Camberwell College of Art UAL. Noted solo projects include BFC Fashion Arts Foundation / Royal Academy of Art, 2017; Chandelier Projects London, 2015; The Selina Cheneviere Fellowship award exhibition at the Royal Academy, 2014; Pallazzo Peckham, Venice Biennale, 2013. Recent exhibitions include the UK Fine Press Book Fair (Oxford, 2018), the European Space Agency at ESOC (Darmstadt, Germany 2018-2019) and Semenario de Cultura Mexciana (Mexico City 2020). 

Collection, Residency, Publication: Artist in Residence: Fashion Art Foundation, British Fashion Council & Royal Academy 2016 & 2017, selected for outstanding achievement by the Royal Academy and BFC – the Fashion Art Commissions. Artist in Residence: Studio and Research, Unilever 2013 – 2014. Woodward created the Artist’s book Alquimia de los Planetas together with Philip Hughes, Carmen Boullosa and Psiche Hughes, printed by The Old School Press. Artwork purchased for collection: British Fashion Council, Unilever, V22 London, Soho House, British Library Special Collections.

Woodward considers the role of investigation, the record of observation and the attitude with which we see. In her work, a specificity of material is considered, with repeated procedures, to review what is familiar. Paintings, prints, sculpture and installation navigate an interest in our relationship to images, the process of making and the conditions of display.

                                      Painting & drawing

A drawing outlines a space for pieces of colour – tones that remind her of settings, objects and a time of day, often nightfall. Preparatory drawings, both figurative and abstract, are lifted from everyday life such as the human body, plants and effects of fire, air and water. Transposing a drawing into painting gives way to new meaning as the lines of an initial drawing are re-examined through careful overpainting. 

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