Untitled (detail)
Screenprint, lining paper
2012
56cm x 190cm

Rachel Povey

Rachel Povey (b. 1992 London, UK) studied BA Fine Art Printmaking, University of Brighton (2011-14) and is about to start at the Royal College of Art, London (2016-18) to study Print MA. Recent exhibitions include: Pop-up exhibition at Gallery Sensei, London (2016) and Cawdor Castle, Nairn, Scotland (2013). Recent awards include: Seoul National University, Korea and Nagoya University, Japan and residencies in Cawdor, Scotland and Manor Field Primary School, Sussex.

The recurrent theme throughout Povey’s practice is trace and many of the works are inspired by walks through the farmland near where the artist grew up. Her aim is to create immersive pieces, often working on a large scale where she can lose herself in the dimensions of paper. Povey says, “I approach work in an energetic manner and build surfaces through a myriad of mark making. I am inspired by the tactile quality of ink and approach it as a sculptural device, working intuitively and allowing the unique properties of ink to dictate the progression of the work.

 

You can see Rachel Povey's work at Gallery North


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