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Clare Mitten - The Pollinator, 2014

Mixed Media. Courtesy the Artist.

Clare Mitten - Carriage, 2011

Gouache on paper. Courtesy the Artist.

Clare Mitten - Carousel, 2011

Gouache on card. Courtesy the Artist.

Clare Mitten

Clare Mitten's work begins from a curiosity about objects and their 'actual' and 'imagined' appearance in the real world. The artist uses the familiarity of everyday Tech - laptops, mobile phones, projectors and printers - to function as a kind of 'anchor' to hold the world still. The process of attempting to objectively describe something, while at the same re-creating it, allows similarities and connections to other disparate ideas about these objects to be playfully explored.

Clare Mitten studied at the Royal College of Art (MA Painting, 2004 - 2006), University of Gloucestershire (BA Hons Fine Art Painting, 1998 - 2001), and University of Sussex (BA Hons History of Art with French, 1990 - 1994). She has recently exhibited at the Folkestone Triennial, Transition Gallery and Jerwood Space. Awards include the Jerwood Painting Fellowship; the Helen Chadwick Memorial Prize, Royal College of Art (2005) and British Council Artist Residencies to Tbilisi, Georgia (2010) and Dhaka, Bangladesh (2008).