Artist : Sheila Hicks
Year : 2015
Size : 26 Elements 250 x 20 cm, 98 3/8 x 7 7/8 ins, each
Media : Installation Cotton, wool, linen, silk, bamboo, synthetic fibres
connection between this artwork and my practice:
Hicks’s material is her visual language to talk about her feelings. She uses traditional techniques in a minimal way to create a composition of colours, lines and textures in her work.
I first collected this art work only because I liked the form and relationship between the lines and colours, but now I am more interested on the forms of the lines individually and in the group also relationship of them to the space. She has a wonderful understanding of space and architecture how, she engages and activates her work with space create unique composition.
In one of her interviews she mentioned that she works the same way that ceramists do.
The other aspect is feeling her body was involved, making process and also using traditional method and go against it are other connections.
This artwork and Eva Hesse’s “Right After” are the main inspiration for one of my projects.
Foray Into Chromatic Zones, Hayward Gallery Project Space, 23 February – 19 April 2015. Courtesy the artist and Hayward Gallery, London