Painting as poetry makes sense to me, especially with concern to translation and interpretation, words painting pictures and pictures inspiring words.I like to think of the possibilities present in gesture and suggestion, to think of light as something so bright that it might be audible.When I paint, my mind is in constant flux for how a painting can be made, constructed, pieced together, and subsequently read and understood. I want to make spacious, minimal, balanced paintings, I want to make awkward, messy, chockablock paintings.I’d like to make both kinds of painting at the same time, and then there’s the risk, every time, of making a bad painting.The good paintings are so often accidental, ignorantly brave and beautifully reckless.
Abi Box is a British artist based between London and Bermuda. Graduating with a fine art degree from Camberwell School of Art in London, her work focuses on gesture and mark making.Box’s work is held in both a number of private and public collections including the UAL Alumni Collection and Simmons Contemporary.She has had several artist residencies in Switzerland, Wales and Peru, and recent exhibitions include; Illusion and Abstraction: Capturing the Landscape at Bermuda National Gallery curated by Mitchell Klink; Paper Cuts curated by Kristian Day, Saatchi Gallery, London; The Smaller The Larger curated by Kate Hiley, Sobering Galerie, Paris; as well as having work selected for ASC 40° Celsius and the Bermuda Biennial.
Please note: All works shown below are original works, with no print edition available. Those works that have previously sold are shown to honour the body of work as a whole.