New Artist | Clare Grossman
Clare Grossman works with a combination of techniques; a final piece may have several layers of printing using experimental techniques together with solar plate and traditional etching methods to produce work that aims to describe movement, the energy found in nature, light, contrasts of solidity against the crispness or warmth of the air or shadows.
These elements are often visited & revisited with the aim to explore the vitality & fragility of nature, its effect on a given moment in time. Or the unusual play of light forms found at night in the urban settings of London with its river and iconic buildings acting as the set design for a theatrical composition. Predominately her work focuses on the search for a personal narrative, the ‘essence’ of a chosen subject or place encapsulated in an emotional response.
The resulting work may achieve unique ‘one off’ prints similar to paintings or ‘variables’ – individual prints; each one individual in its colour palette and mark making thus creating from one plate many different moods and effects.
The relatively new etching technique of the Solar Plate involves no acid in their use. Instead a light sensitive etching plate is exposed to the artists’ artwork through the use of a light box and the resulting solar plate is then washed with water to reveal the image, ready then for the artist to print.
Clare works from her studio in North London and attained her Masters Degree from Camberwell College of Art. Her art has been commissioned by various organisations. Her artwork has been exhibited across the U.K and abroad and is also held in various private, corporate & national collections.