Caroline Achaintre

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caroline achaintre, Shelleybag, 2017, enamelled stoneware, 8 1/4 x 13 x 16 7/8 in.
Shelleybag, 2017, enamelled stoneware, 8 1/4 x 13 x 16 7/8 in.
caroline achaintre, Mollon, 2017, enamelled porcelain, 13 3/4 x 13 5/8 x 12 5/8 in.
Mollon, 2017, enamelled porcelain, 13 3/4 x 13 5/8 x 12 5/8 in.
caroline achaintre, Brutus, 2016, Hand tufted wool, 87 3/4 x 70 7/8 in.
Brutus, 2016, Hand tufted wool, 87 3/4 x 70 7/8 in.
caroline achaintre, La Loupe, 2017, ceramic, 15 3/4 x 7 1/8 x 0 3/4 in.
La Loupe, 2017, ceramic, 15 3/4 x 7 1/8 x 0 3/4 in.
caroline achaintre,
Idler, 2017, ceramic, 20 1/2 x 9 x 2 3/8 in.
caroline achaintre envers 2017 ceramic works
Envers, 2017, ceramic, 20 x 24,5 x 1 cm
Frac Champagne Ardenne solo show
exhibition view: Caroline Achaintre, Frac Champagne Ardenne, 2017
Frac Champagne Ardenne solo show
exhibition view: Caroline Achaintre, Frac Champagne Ardenne, 2017
Frac Champagne Ardenne solo show
exhibition view: Caroline Achaintre, Frac Champagne Ardenne, 2017
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art solo show
exhibition view: Caroline Achaintre, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art 2016
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art solo show
exhibition view: Caroline Achaintre, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art 2016

News:
– Escaner : Caroline Achaintre, Museo de Arte Precolombiano, Casa del Abado, Quito/EC (solo show, Nov 11th – Jan 13th 2018)

Biography:
Born in Toulouse in 1969, Caroline Achaintre lives and works in London. Her work encompasses a diverse range of media including textiles, ceramics, woodcuts and watercolours, using techniques typically associated with the applied arts.

Her sculptures, hand-tufted wool 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. Citing German Expressionism, post-war British sculpture and Primitivism as influences, her work also makes reference to more contemporary sub-cultural strands of sci-fi, the Goth-metal scene, psychedelia and horror films. (source: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art).

Selected solo shows: Caroline Achaintre, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, 2017 ; Caroline Achaintre, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, 2016 ; Caroline Achaintre, Tate Britain, London, 2015. Selected collections: Frac Aquitaine, Bordeaux, Frac Champagne-Ardenne, Tate Britain, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

In France, Caroline Achaintre is represented by Art : Concept gallery in Paris.

Caroline Achaintre first monograph Caroline Achaintre première monographie 2016 exhibition catalog catalogue exposition baltic frac champagne ardenne

Caroline Achaintre first monograph

Caroline Achaintre first monograph accompanies her major survey exhibition at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead and FRAC – Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain Champagne-Ardenne, Reims.

Exploring the breadth of Achaintre’s remarkable practice, this monograph brings together an expansive body of work from the last decade, and includes essays by Anne Dressen, Curator at ARC/Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Zoë Gray, Senior Curator at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels and a conversation between the artist and BALTIC Curator Emma Dean.

Caroline Achaintre, Hardback, 30 cm x 20 cm, 192 pages
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