Exhibition TextImages

Glover
2018
Hand-tufted wool
170 x 190 cm

 

 

 

 

 

Peacock in my Eyes
2009
lino cut print
63 x 40.5 cm

 

Scanner
2018
watercolour and ink on paper
37 x 27 cm

 

Ray-Gun
2017
watercolour and ink on paper
33.8 x 24 cm

 

Space-Pup
2017
ink on paper
31.5 x 38 cm

 

Inside Your Head
2005
watercolour and print on paper
36 x 25 cm

 

Hot Hair
2004
watercolour and print on paper
27 x 20 cm

 

Wolfinger II
2014
ink on paper
21 x 27.5 cm

 

Ghost
2011
watercolour and ink on paper
30 x 20 cm

 

 

 

Fasnet
2014
watercolour and print on paper
35.5 x 29 cm

 

Barberella
2018
watercolour and ink on paper
37 x 26 cm

 

Swan
2011
watercolour and ink on paper
32 x 21 cm

 

Wolfinger
2014
ink on paper
21 x 27.5 cm

 

LL.Ost
2011
ink on paper
33 x 26 cm

 

Me You & The Other Two
2012
watercolour, ink and wax on paper
37 x 26 cm

 

 

 

Loft
2016
watercolour and ink on paper
31 x 25 cm

 

Phantom
2014
ink on paper
29.5 x 21 cm

 

Pre H.
2015
watercolour and ink on paper
37 x 27 cm

 

 

 

Bush Burning
2012
watercolour and ink on paper
18 x 25.6 cm

 

Wimper
2018
watercolour and ink on paper
37 x 27 cm

 

Stager
2012
watercolour and ink on paper
31 x 22 cm

 

S.C.R.U.B.
2016
watercolour and ink on paper
38 x 29 cm

 

Ding Dings
2016
watercolour and ink on paper
31 x 25 cm

 

Auto Bahn
2014
watercolour and ink on paper
34 x 26 cm

 

Africana
2007
lino cut print
38 x 30 cm
Edition of 3/3

 

London-based Caroline Achaintre’s watercolours and prints sit at the heart of a multi-disciplinary practice, which also traverses textiles and ceramics. Renowned for working in vibrant colour and potent imagery, Achaintre’s work often evokes a subversive spirit of carnival, creating an atmosphere that is simultaneously playful and absurd.

While drawing on traditional European festivals, still a regular, seasonal occurrence in towns and villages throughout the continent, often typified by centuries-old customs and darkly-fantastical costume, the artist simultaneously makes links to contemporary sub-cultural strands of sci-fi, the goth-metal scene, psychedelia and horror films.

 

 

Caroline Achaintre (1969, FR) She spent her formative years in Germany studying Fine Art at Kunsthochschule in Halle/Saale (1996-98), with her postgraduate Studies in Fine Art and Combined Media at Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, UK (1998- 2000) and a MA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London, UK (2001- 03). Recent solo exhibitions include: Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, DE (2018); Touchstones Rochdale, UK (2018); De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK (2018); Museo de Arte Precolombiano, Casa del Abado, Quito, EC (2017-18); FRAC Champagne- Ardenne, Reims, FR (2017); BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2016); TATE Britain, London, UK (2015); Castello di Rivoli, Turin, IT (2015-16). In 2019 she will present her first institutional solo show in Vienna at the Belvedere Museum. She lives and works in London.