Antoinette is a artist based in Surrey, England. She graduated from Wimbledon School of Art with a BA in Technical Arts and Special Effects. She works predominantly in the medium of painting but has also worked on large scale installations and sculptural pieces for film and theatre. This has included commissioned pieces for Goldsmiths University, London and various other private clients. She has recently had her artwork exhibited with The Well Made Project, London and The Art of Caring Project in association with Kingston University, and is currently working on a collaboration piece with Goldsmiths University's Methods Lab.
Outside the studio, Antoinette works as fine art restorer and visual arts educator for schools, museums and local community groups. She currently works with a wide range of young people and adults through organisations such as South Hill Park, the Tate Galleries and Woking College.
Artist Statement -
My current work stems from an ongoing preoccupation with both the ethereal nature of our existence and the cyclical nature of time. With influences as diverse as Darwin's evolutionary concepts to Polly Morgan's take on mortality, a new expression is created - capturing the complex cycle of life and the connective nature of our world.
The quest to understand my own mortality and the age old question of what happens to us after we die subconsciously plays a part in my work; making fragile components in my sculptural works reflects our fleeting moment on this world. There but barely so. Sculptures, drawings, paintings and prints ultimately express an intimate communication of complex thought processes surrounding this concept.
Creating compositions which have developed from a single made object - often geometric yet delicate - the object becomes transformed as its shadow is represented and repeated into a painted two-dimensional configuration. Repetition and colour form this network of pattern; representing the idea that our lives are all interconnected, forming something else, something bigger, progressive and evolving.
The work is often a juxtaposition between chaos and order; whilst the mass of forms, layered and repeated create a sense of commotion, the linear forms bring order to this through their geometry.
Inspired by the workings of Wassily Kandinsky and Carlo Cruz-Diez, I also explore the emotional impact of colour. The use of bright, solid colours evoke an optimism for the future and reflect a youthful vitality. This is a reminder we are a part of time; here we are, we exist, we make things happen.