Secondhand gum portraits

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 6 March 2013

It’s that moment when you reach under the table and immediately regret it when your fingers touch the crusty, dried out secondhand gum stuck to the underside of the tabletop. Old gum is repulsive, right? Think again. Artist Anna Sophia Matveeva has completely re-invented the “medium” of secondhand gum. She used the sticky substance to […]

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Clare Woods

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Art on Sunday 19 June 2011

The large scale of Clare Woods’ work is impressive, to say the least. I’m digging her technique: the thick, impasto stroke backgrounds contrasting with meticulously busy foregrounds. However, seeing the painter’s psychic landscapes from afar really puts her use of scale into perspective and blows my mind.

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