Barbican 2
Polymer Gravure
2012
50cm x 50cm

Claire Hynds

Claire Hynds (b. 1978 London, UK) studied BA (Hons) Fine Art at University of Wales Institute Cardiff (1997-2000) and MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking at University of the West of England, Bristol (2000–2002). Selected groups exhibitions include: Fifty Years of Artists Prints; Celebrating Fifty years of the Printmakers Council, Bankside Gallery (2015), Photographics, Great Western Studios, London (2013) and Wonderland, Fairytale Museum, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany; The Brothers Grimm Museum, Kassel, Germany; and Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green, London (2009). Solo exhibitions include: Transient Vista, Stevenage Museum (2013), Topographs, Turbine House Gallery, Reading Museum (2009) and selected for Print of the Month at the Victoria and Albert Museum (May 2012). Recent prizes include: Printmakers Council Award (2012). She lives and works in [TBC]

New Town Series

Inspired by the tradition of the New Topographics, Hynds’ work explores the ideals of urban planning with a special focus on the modernist aesthetic. Taking iconic motifs from this boom period of urban planning, Hynds explores the possibilities of constructing space to create a false perspective and visual boundaries so challenging the viewers’ sense of space.

Barbican Series

The mechanical eye of camera lens accurately presents to the viewer the subtle angles experienced when viewing a building.  In this series the notion of viewpoint is integral to the reading of the imagery.  Observing the often-deserted walkways, stairwells and corridors of the Barbican, Hynds has used a multitude of viewpoints to impart a notion of isolation and unease whilst also conveying a sense of being surrounded by these buildings.

 

You can see Claire Hynds' work at Vane


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