I often collect bits of ephemera and old newspapers when I travel to incorporate into my paintings. I like exploring the relationship between the historical collage (often overpainted) and the contemporary nature of my work. 36x48, mixed media on canvas.
I made teeny tiny mini collages using the new ‘My stamp’ by Carabelle Studio. Such a cute size to work on. I used up lots of scraps of my old Gel Press prints - nothing is ever wasted! #carabellestudio#gelpress#mixedmedia#collage
Really looking forward to seeing this work by @sashabowles1 at @collyer_bristow_gallery later today. Meeting with @rosalindnldavis to reflect on the period of development supported by my bursary from @anartistsinfo .
See you later on for the public tour @kbwoodnews and @kirstyjkerr !
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Posted @withrepost • @collyer_bristow_gallery In every exhibition at the gallery artists work #sitespecifically and in the #Immaculatedream@sashabowles1 has created a magnificent #theatrical#stage composed of multiple elements including #sculpture#collage and #painting
Sasha Bowles works across painting, moving image and installation. Her practice deals with #illusion, intervention and #metamorphosis, investigating the past by embellishing artworks and fabricating artefacts that are placed within #immersive#architectural #environments. In the past, hundreds of #stately homes were razed to the ground for fear of death duties and the many that were saved are now visited as museums of theatrical opulence. They are kept in perpetual suspension, their historical nostalgia and elaborate façades like empty sets for farcical plays. Bowles’characters inhabit grand spaces and fantastical places, their different uncanny properties conduits for intimacy, existence, status and personality. The artist’s studio table serves as a holding space of props and players waiting to be animated in unending, impossible scenarios.
Sasha Bowles is an artist and curator and has an MA from @wimbledonual Solo shows include Hairy Interventions at @arthouse1_london (2018) and Doo-plis-i-tee at 286 Gallery, London, (2016). Selected group
exhibitions include: Reportrait, (Nottingham Castle Museum); #CreeksideOpen, (APT); Complicity, (Collyer Bristow
Gallery); The Crash Open & Photo and Print Open (Charlie Dutton); No-One Lives in the Real World, (Standpoint
Gallery); Bonfire of the Vanities, (Display Gallery); Discernible (Zeitgeist Arts Projects), Catalyst, (Angus Hughes
Gallery & Husk Gallery), Barbican Arts Trust, The Lynn Painter Stainers, The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and The Discerning Eye (winning the Benton Prize).