Pop up gallery with Gabriele Herzog, Thursday 10th - Saturday 12th October 2019
My new collaboration with sculptor Florian Tomballe X Steffan Studio for Exhibit A London gallery.
This canvas is born from sketchbook work I have been doing over the summer as a personal project painting abstracted female forms It was beautiful serendipity to be asked to revisit Exhibit A and to bring these sketches to life alongside Florian's curvaceous formed sculptures.
'In The Midst Of Life'
Acrylic on canvas
200 x 150cm
The final window instalment for my stay at Exhibit A.
Together with Victoria Davar from Maison Artefact we’re greeting spring with a cool Scandinavian mood: green canvas, Swedish seat, a delighted peace.
This week we tore out the not-very-old and brought in the new at Exhibit A London gallery window. Together with Victoria Davar of Maison Artefact, my co-conspirator and aesthetic soul-mate, we created a modernist mid-century themed window, mirroring the echo between my paintings in the symmetry of her furniture.
You can see the window at 36 Harrington Road, Kensington, London SW7 3ND or online at exhibitalondon.com
Exhibit A London is gallery redux, the beauty principle brought right back down to a moment in a window.
Together with Victoria Davar, of Maison Artefact, we created this timeless scene with my paintings and her antiques.
You can see the window at 36 Harrington Gardens, London SW7 and the work online http://www.exhibitalondon.com/exhibitions/caroline-popham
An exciting collaboration with Maison Artefact at Decorative Antiques Fair, London showing my paintings and works on paper alongside their furniture and antiques
Womenswear brand Chinti & Parker have opened their 1st store at 186 Westbourne Grove, W11. As well as selling our collaboration of knitwear and t-shirts they are also showcasing a number of my collages and paintings including this large canvas
I joined the team for the opening party and painted a 9 metre long canvas used on the table for a celebratory dinner. It was a great experience to paint to this scale... playful yet very serious.
Flowers by Willow Crossley. Calligraphy & name cards by Fin Fellowes
The store is located at 186 Westbourne Grove, London W11 until February 2019
Detail shots of a large 90cm paper sculpture for a house in Geneva.
This work continues my research at Chelsea College of Arts into colour and tone. This colour study from mustard to stone is made of hundreds of hand cut, hand painted and crushed paper disks fading and growing in hue.
A number of projects and commissions have shaped the month, each bringing its own creative atmosphere to my studio. Firstly 12 paintings for a hotel opening 2019 in Cyprus. Two sets of four, a single and a triptych. They will hang in 4 different locations but are joined by colour and form.
Indigo is a recurring theme and each painting joins to the next within their group
I am interested in threads and connections, fragments of time. Working with a consistent colour palette for these pieces and in a much larger scale. As with previous work two of the canvases can be separated but are also joined.
Sweet stitch, long strung I & II
Acrylic and emulsion on handmade cotton canvas frame
110 x 200 cm (each)
Title © Wanda Orme
Work in progress
At the beginning of the month I moved into a new studio in Brixton, London.
After working at home in a dark basement I love having room to work on a large scale with the light flooding in. I'm already working in a much freer, more expressive way, darting between multiple pieces, thinking in more dimensions. If you would like to come for a studio visit please let me know
Recently I have been working on some larger size canvases for commission. It has a collaborative aspect: I love seeing where the work will hang and thinking about the life it will go on to lead. Below you can see some of that early process of research and making.
After discussing the project with the collector I paint options for the commission to work out composition and the palette before starting
Very happy to have 4 new collage works in White City House, London
Gouache cut paper on Somerset 300gsm paper
79 x 59cm
When I was at college, my tutor used to talk to me about the imaginary corridor that runs between art and design: that it's a transitional space between two disciplines, a space without rules. I was free to establish my own. I thought of these conversations often during my collaboration with British contemporary womenswear brand Chinti & Parker. Their collection of cashmere sweaters and cotton t-shirts, which feature my paintings, was unchartered territory for all of us, I think, and our combined sense of freedom and trust informed the process all the way from conception to the initial paintings to storyboarding to seeing the first samples. It has been an exhilarating time.
This project is a representation of where art, design and fashion can meet. I am hugely grateful to Chinti & Parker for the opportunity and I hope that you like it.
From an initial selection of sketches and paintings a favourite was chosen for the collection
CP x CP
The t-shirts are made from organic jersey with printed reproductions of my work stitched in place (they are awesome)
Chinti & Parker also commissioned me to paint individual boxes and stationery for the press as part of the launch of our collaboration
You can read more on the Chinti & Parker blog
Purchase your exclusive Chinti & Parker x Caroline Popham sweater here:
Forage is a dialogue between photographer Emma Lee and artist Caroline Popham.
Two perspectives on photographic precision and painterly chaos, contemplation, action, observation and intervention. Our different visual languages finding a way to interlock.
The final artworks were photographed by Lee to complete this original collaborative series.
The work was exhibited as part of the Forage by Miller Harris on the rooftop of The Truman Brewery in Shoreditch, London to celebrate the launch of their new fragrances inspired by wild nature.
Repeat, repeated hanging in the bar at The Marylebone Hotel, London.