Large Indian Squares No.1
85 x 85cm (framed) 56 x 56cm (unframed)
Ed. No. - 5
£750 (framed) £630 (unframed)
Christine Calow works through the media of silkscreen printing, creating richly coloured and textured small edition and unique prints and works on paper. Her inspiration is derived from her travels, to countries as diverse as India and Greece. Her prints and paper collages are not representations of places, but contain elements from observation mixed with her own responses and experiences.
Born in Cambridgeshire, Christine completed her Foundation Course at Cambridge School of Art, where she was chosen by the painter and printmaker Edward Bawden to receive the annual Printmaking Travel Award. Her love of screenprinting was ignited during her Degree Course in Printed Textiles at Loughborough College of Art.
Christine has worked as a fabric designer and printer, and has also taught on Art Foundation Courses throughout the UK. She has exhibited in both group and solo shows for a number of years, and her work is in private collections in the UK and around the world. Christine regularly exhibits at Espacio Gallery in London, and has recently shown work in the Virtual Derby Print Open, where she was an Award Winner.
"My inspiration is largely derived from my travels. India in particular has always fascinated me, and my journey around the vibrant desert state of Rajasthan, and to the sacred city of Varanasi on the banks of the River Ganges, has given me endless ideas and inspiration.
"Large Indian Squares No.1" is part of a series of silkscreen prints inspired by the cities of Rajasthan: alleyways teeming with life and colour; glimpses of brilliantly coloured saris. I have expressed my impressions in abstract form, contrasting colour against colour.
Bold and expressive colour combinations and the visual effects of colours very close in tone have always excited me. I am fascinated by the ways in which colour can be used to define pictorial depth, to create mood and evoke emotion." - Christine Calow