50cm x 50cm
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.
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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