Through her work, Clare Longley reflects upon the mysterious differences, as well as similarities between inside and outside, private and public. With lines traced and feelings kindled, aspects of everyday befriend intimate and evocative imagery, creating an unnerving ambiguity and timidity of touch. Her recent body of work consists of a visceral series of multimedia works printed digitally and hand finished on silk. Rendering physical the seemingly metaphysical relationships between real and imagined. The medium is simultaneously glamorous and modest, like blue veins trailing underneath pink blotchy skin. Her work reminds us of being human, and having senses, yet they are unconscious, strange, unmediated and naïve.
Clare Longley is an emerging artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Recent exhibitions include the Victorian College of the Arts Graduate Exhibition (2014), The Ladies Exhibition, aMBUSH (2015), Flush, a commission for Sugar Mountain Festival in collaboration with Prue Stent and Honey Long (2016) and debut solo exhibition Nut Ice, Tinning Street Gallery (2016).
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