8 February – 1 April 2016, all floors of the ARB
Private View 5 February 2016, 6.00 – 8.00 pm
Drawn to traditional genres such as the still life, Miranda Boulton takes her inspiration from pictures found on the internet. Starting with line drawings, which dissolve through a process of layering, Boulton adds a sense of time and contemplation to these images, making them tactile and personal. Her mark making is energetic and gestural; lines leaking out into areas of flat colour and window-like areas exposing the paintings’ development. Boulton’s work in this exhibition focuses on her response to representations of flowers, sourced through the Internet at different times of the day and night. She uses this motif to explore the fast pace and fleeting existence of online imagery, comparing it with the transient life of flowers. Paint is used to slow down and explore this experience, with titles referencing the time of the day when she viewed the image.
Miranda Boulton studied Art History at Sheffield Hallam University, graduating in 1994. In 2015 she completed her third year on the Painting Correspondence Course with Turps Banana Art School. Recently she had a two person exhibition at Studio 1.1, London ‘Off Line On Line’. Her solo exhibitions include New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge University, 2012 and Madame Lillies Gallery, London, 2011. She was selected for the Salon Art Prize, 2011 and the Artworks Open in 2010 and 2011. Recent group shows include ‘Correspond’, Turps Studio and ‘Cloud Chambers’, Mayors Parlour Gallery, London.