Chloe Holt
Chloe Holt RCA FRSA - Where the Sea Meets the Land
25th May to 22nd June 2019

 

Chloe Holt RCA FRSA - Where the Sea Meets the Land Chloe Holt's recent work is inspired by places that are physically and historically connected with the sea, and this new collection links the history of craftsmanship in St Ives with a previous body of work based around the seafaring culture of Venice.

In particular, these new paintings respond to the history of St Ives' Leach Pottery and its links with the work of Japanese ceramicist Shoji Hamada. Set in antique frames, these works focus on both functional and ritualistic ceramic vessels, exploring connections to our past histories through ideas of craftsmanship, and embracing the Japanese ethos of spirituality and the intimacy of everyday objects.

Using muted pigments in their rawest form, her works are heavily textured, making their surfaces at once almost ceramic, and seemingly salt encrusted, as if altered by the timeless action of shifting sands and rolling oceans.



Chloe Holt
Irori
97.5 x 76 cms

"Irori" is the sunken heart in Japan used to heat the home and cook food. Imagine stam and smoke this sacred space of fire. Here the Frejus Jar (earthenware pottery) is almost invisible forming in the bright light like smoke signals from the stove.


Antique frame (118 x 96 cm)
£5,400.00
Ref: 27900