Caroline Achaintre works across a diverse range of media that includes textiles, ceramics, woodcuts and watercolours, using techniques typically associated with the applied arts. Her sculptures, wall hangings, drawings and paintings are colourful and potent, evoking the subversive spirit of European carnival, and creating an atmosphere that is simultaneously playful and absurd.
The FRAC Champagne-Ardenne exhibition will explore the breath of Achaintre’s practice, comprising a selection of work from the last decade together with work made especially for the exhibition including a large-scale textile work, ceramic sculptures and a body of new drawings.
Caroline Achaintre (born Toulouse, 1969) spent her formative years in Germany studying Fine Art at Kunsthochschule in Halle/Saale (1996-98), with her postgraduate Studies in Fine Art and Combined Media at Chelsea College of Art & Design, London (1998-2000) and a MA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London (2001-03). She now lives and works in London. Caroline Achaintre is represented by Arcade, London.
This exhibition is supported by Fluxus, the Franco-British fund for contemporary art.
From 27 January to 23 April 2017
Wednesday to Sunday from 2pm to 6pm