Charlotte Vale

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I graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with a 2:1 class degree in Fine art in 2009. My current series of works are aptly called ‘Go with the Flow’, using alcohol based inks and heat flow techniques to produce bright fresh and fascinatingly abstract images, each one totally individual. Concepts and certain subject matter concern me little when creating my artwork, my work is based solely around the medium that I use and its unpredictability, I love that I have little choice but to go with the flow letting natural factors semi control the result. I start each painting without expectations, watching how the inks spread, flowing and mixing together before i start to control and manipulate them into a final piece. I love how the colours interact together, the way they flow across the yupo paper quickly blending and forming shapes with minimal intervention. I’m particularly fascinated by the metallic inks and the way they form capillary lines around different pools of ink cementing the whole composition, framing shapes and giving the painting its structure. I enjoy the challenge of trying to control the inks movement using my hands, gravity my own breath or with mechanical intervention with a heatgun.

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