Polly Brooks

London (UK), 1963

EN

Polly Brooks was born in London, where she studied painting at Saint Martins School of Art in London (now Central Saint Martins). Today she lives and works in Umbria, Italy, where she has continued her art practice, mainly in painting and sculpture. The critics Chiara Bertola, Guido Maraspin, Aldo Iori, Antonio Pazzaglia and Andrea Baffoni have written about her work. Her works have been featured by major galleries in Italy and Germany.

FR

Polly Brooks est née à Londres, où elle a étudié la peinture à la Saint Martins School of Art de Londres (aujourd’hui Central Saint Martins). Aujourd’hui, elle vit et travaille en Ombrie, en Italie, où elle a poursuivi sa pratique artistique, principalement dans la peinture et la sculpture. Les critiques Chiara Bertola, Guido Maraspin, Aldo Iori, Antonio Pazzaglia et Andrea Baffoni ont écrit sur son travail. Ses œuvres ont été présentées par de grandes galeries en Italie et en Allemagne.

IT

Polly Brooks è nata a Londra, dove ha studiato pittura alla Saint Martins School of Art di Londra (ora Central Saint Martins). Oggi vive e lavora in Umbria, Italia, dove ha continuato la sua pratica artistica, principalmente in pittura e scultura. Del suo lavoro hanno scritto i critici Chiara Bertola, Guido Maraspin, Aldo Iori, Antonio Pazzaglia e Andrea Baffoni. I suoi lavori sono stati presentati da importanti gallerie in Italia e Germania.

WORKS

States of mind
Exhibition

EN

“This is a body of work that has grown up over time and is comprised of several groups or series of drawings, paintings and objects, arranged into smaller groups according to date and type or rearranged and re-mixed to create interplay and correspondance. The individual objects and structures can be made of newspaper pulp or wire worked through with thread. Sometimes the thread or wire is painted, in pastel colors, in bright orange, sometimes black with some subtle variation of tone, sometimes restorers paper is applied or occasionally resin. Some of the works are very small, light and delicate but I aim to create pieces that possess a certain psychic energy which thereby charges the surrounding space.”

FR

“Il s’agit d’un ensemble d’œuvres qui a grandi au fil du temps et se compose de plusieurs groupes ou séries de dessins, de peintures et d’objets, disposés en petits groupes selon la date et le type ou réarrangés et remélangés pour créer des interactions et des correspondances. Les objets et structures individuels peuvent être constitués de papier-mâché ou de fil de fer travaillé avec du fil de coton. Parfois le fil de coton ou le fil de fer est peint, dans des couleurs pastel, en orange vif, parfois en noir avec une subtile variation de ton, parfois du papier de restauration est appliqué ou parfois de la résine. Certaines des œuvres sont très petites, légères et délicates mais je vise à créer des pièces qui possèdent une certaine énergie psychique qui charge ainsi l’espace environnant.”

IT

“Questo è un insieme di opere che è cresciuto nel tempo ed è composto da diversi gruppi o serie di disegni, dipinti e oggetti, organizzati in gruppi più piccoli in base alla data e al tipo o riorganizzati e rimescolati per creare interazione e corrispondenza. I singoli oggetti e le strutture possono essere realizzati in carta pesta o fil di ferro lavorato con fili di cotone. A volte il filo di cotone o il filo di ferro è dipinto, in colori pastello, in arancione brillante, a volte nero con qualche sottile variazione di tono, a volte viene applicata carta da restauro o occasionalmente resina. Alcune delle opere sono molto piccole, leggere e delicate, ma il mio obiettivo è creare pezzi che possiedono una certa energia psichica che in tal modo carica lo spazio circostante. “

States of mind is a « family » or « body » of works is comprised of several series, including: c’et une famille ou un ensemble d’oeuvres de différentes sériées, incluant: è una famiglia o un insieme di opere tratte da diverse serie, tra cui:

Series 1
Title: Microstates, 2006 to 2018
Wire,thread, pigment (black)

Series 2
Title: A series of Dreams, 2016/2017
Oil on canvas

Series 3
Figure, furniture and light Microsculptures in wire with restorers paper, japanese ink, oil

Series 5
Title : Tale, 2010, soft pastel, pencil, charcoal on grey copy paper , 21 cm x 29.5 cm each ( up to 36 pieces)

Series 6
Title: Magma and the Eye, 2016
Oil on paper

Series 7
Volcanoes / mindscapes, 2016
Forms made from newspaper or cellulose

Series 8
Title: Soft Quiver, 2016
Japanese ink on grey copy paper

Series 9
Various, 2016
Japanese ink on japanese paper

On tour with OAW

States of mind – exhibition, La Boîte, Tunis (TN) 15-21.10.2018

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