29 April – 16 May 2015: Caroline Ridley Collom – A Pinch of Tinct


Caroline Collom, Bermondsey Arcade, London, 2014, Oil and metal dust on canvas

Caroline Collom, Bermondsey Arcade, London, 2014, oil and metal dust on canvas

Painting and its multi-dimensional nature lie at the forefront of Caroline Collom’s practice. Whether this is with a brush on canvas or other materials such as metal, wood or glass, she is heavily aware of the post-medium condition within which she practices. Her primary creative focus is tangible spatiality through expression of objects in space or forms within a painted ground.

In this current body of work Collom hopes to expose an inward and outward trajectory of multiple forms through intersecting planes that reveal subtle differences in the illusion of depth. Her work engages physical interaction as the viewer moves in and out of the work to look for the detail.

“Abstraction takes abstracts from the existing, and this is the premise for my work and the source of my imagery. Taking these shapes and isolating them in a space encourages a dialogue of form that might have once been overlooked: abstract imagery that stands for itself. With reference to Deleuze and the ability to create an infinity of crossing over borders, movements and passages will open onto a field of real and virtual forces.”

Collom proposes to create a space that holds and dominates the room through the means of colour, line and shape.