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3200 Colours @ Vane Gallery


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Rachael Clewlow creates rigorous and detailed recordings of her everyday movements. Meticulously documenting this mass of information in diaries, this abstract record of the banal to the unexpected becomes a form of trace from which Clewlow begins to construct paintings and prints.

Over the past two years Clewlow has created a large body of new work. A series of paintings, presented in groups, focus on a set of specific pre-defined walks in Newcastle, Rochdale and London. Each walk represents a performative journey made to explore location. Often walking for miles to discover a new place, an ever-growing mass of information builds to document a constantly shifting world around the path she takes. Clewlow keeps a series of ‘statistical diaries’ in which her routes are logged, through dedicated, almost ritualistic daily recording. These diaries – exquisite objects in their own right – are the source material for her pictorial inventions. Clewlow creates her own systems of ‘translation’ by which the recorded data become abstract patterns of form and colour. Alternative and at times absurd, her ideas about exploring the world merge with her interest in exploring her own language of painting. The works presented here are colour-coded documents of her recorded journeys, depicted in 3,200 colours.

Rachael Clewlow was born in Middlesbrough in 1984 and lives in Newcastle upon Tyne. She received BA Hons Fine Art from Newcastle University in 2007. Group shows include ‘A Foreign Encounter’, Galerie FOE, Munich, ‘Xenotopia’, Gibberd Gallery, Harlow (2015), ‘Chance Finds Us’, mima, Middlesbrough (2014), ‘Tip of the Iceberg’, Contemporary Art Society, London, ‘Walk On’, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, touring to various UK galleries (2013), ‘Journeys’, Jaggedart, London (2011), ‘The Mechanics of Drawing: From Newcastle to London’, Jaggedart, London (2009), and National Print Biennale, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne (2007). Solo shows include ‘My Paths Are My Ideas of Imagination’, Platform-A, Middlesbrough, touring to Touchstones Rochdale, Rochdale (2017). She was a Prize Winner in the Nationwide Mercury Art Competition, The Hospital Club Gallery, London, 2007. Her work is included in private and public collections, including The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

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