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Sigrid Holmwood

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Last Peasant Painters Peel Potatoes
Last Peasant Painters Peel Potatoes
Painting is not a definitive product but part of an ongoing performance. Holmwood makes all her paints by hand, researching historical recipes and techniques gleaned from old treatises and conservation reports. She finds her subject matter in historical re-enactment groups who have a similar passion for materials and craft, acted out in their hand-stitched, vegetable-dyed clothes, displaying skills vital to a pre-industrial age. Indeed, she has joined these groups, re-enacting a sixteenth century painter showing the public how paints are made, inhabiting open air museums, sleeping on straw mattresses and eating food cooked on open fires.
Birch Trees
Birch Trees
The Spinners
The Spinners
Lower Meadow at Morningstar
Lower Meadow at Morningstar
Construction
Construction
The Performance of Painting continues as the viewer takes their role in the act, just as in the contemporary museum reconstruction the public is asked to suspend their belief in order to partake in the spectacle. If the viewer accepts the premises of this psychedelic theatrum mundi, Brueghel can meet Van Gogh, fluorescent pigment can be bound in egg, and the Slow Food movement with its rare-breed meat and home-grown vegetables is translated into a Slow Paint movement of hand-ground pigments and sun-bleached oils.
Grinding pigment
Grinding pigment
Sigrid Holmwood's work was included in the recent Newspeak exhibition at the Hermitage, St Petersburg, and the Saatchi Gallery, London. Other exhibitions include The Artistís Studio at Compton Verney, Warwickshire (2009), a solo show at Annely Juda Fine Art, London, 1857: Paintings (2008), and an artistsí book for the British Library, Cunning Chapters (2007). She also featured in Responding to Rome at the Estorick Collection, London (2006) which surveyed the work of past scholars of the British School at Rome where she was a scholar 2003-2004.
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