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Gillian Cutbill

Country of residence United Kingdom

My recent works deal with the use of transparent and reflective surfaces in the contemporary environment. Reflected images appear out of context and are frequently superimposed on one another. In transit, reflections are glimpsed at speed, suggesting the voyeurism of film.

Frames distance the viewer from the subject and the grid emphasises the flatness of the picture plane. The erasure of a painted or printed illusion is used as a metaphor for the power of accident and chaos, echoed by the deterioration of the surfaces.

Gill Cutbill studied at Bristol and London Universities and Wimbledon and City & Guilds Art Schools. She worked at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Arts and Sotheby’s and as an arts journalist and teacher, before becoming a full time painter. She has work in many corporate and private collections.
Events Tate Britain and Vauxhall Street Space Studios Art Walk, 08.Dec.07, 1pm, South London Art Walk Special, 10.Jun.07, 2pm

 

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