'Beyond the Shape of Her' No 5
Unique monotype etching by Clare Grossman.
Hand-printed on 300gsm Somerset paper. In a variable edition of 25, each print is hand-signed and numbered by the artist.
The image measures 39 x 25cm.
Clare Grossman - Artist Statement & Biography
Clare Grossman has taught life drawing for many years and her own personal use of the human form in these current etchings derives from years of History of Art study in the context of the Nude. It was with this in mind that a number of images first emerged, where the human form, initially the female body, was defined in subtle ways as a tool to describe emotion and convey particular feelings. A certain distance between the viewer and the model is acheived by often focusing on a partly hidden view of model, enabling the artist to express ideas simply and in a more abstract way. Focusing in to one section of the whole person whilst retaining a sense of the 'human' is at the heart of each image. A connection between model and artist and ultimately with the viewer is always important, Beauty is found in simple poses, a pared down palette of monotones and yellow or blues hark back to prints of the Orient of previous centuries.
For the unique monotype etchings, Grossman combines the Solar Plate etching technique with monotype layers which are basically experimental painterly techniques which are printed in layers, over several days, in order to create 'one off' unrepeatable impressions which are varied for each final artwork. This enables the artist vast opportunities to create different results, each print therefore is different in markmaking, effect and colour palette, similar to painting, this combination of techniques provides her with a repetoire which is unique and individual everytime.
Clare Grossman attained her Master of Arts degree in Fine Art Printmaking from Camberwell School of Arts.
Artwork commissioned by various corporate and commercial organisations including Claridges, Langham London, Princess Noura Univiersity for Women, DOKAEE Saudi Arabia, Care International Scotland and many others. Work also selected by the Contemporary Art Society for inclusion in the BUPA art collection and examples are held with the Victoria & Albert Museum, Scarborough Museum and Art Gallery and Art UK. She has exhibited widely and shows with various galleries across the country.