Horizon etching on Somerset paper
Amy Petra Woodward (U.K.) studied at The Royal Academy Schools in London, and Painting at Camberwell College of Art UAL. Woodward currently lives and works in London.
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 exhibition includes 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).
Woodward considers the role of investigation, the act of viewing connected to expectation, 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
Through the presence of various potential outcomes in painting, we ask how we might meet a surface to find a particular relationship or connection. Initial drawings by Woodward are figurative and abstracted with references lifted from everyday life such as the human body and plants and the effect of elements such as fire and water. A drawing is not translated into a painting that is envisaged from the outset - it is a place to start.