Hermione Carline

Hampstead-born Hermione Carline is an English painter and mixed media artist. She studied Fine Art at Camberwell School of Art and followed with an MA in Textile Design at the Royal College of Art. Carline’s first career was as a textile designer, working with designers such as Ralph Lauren, Pierre Cardin, and Christian Dior. She turned to fine art in 2004, and has since exhibited regularly in London with her work held in collections across the globe.

Drawing inspiration from her own early influences as a textile designer, along with travels in Japan in 2013 and 2016, Hermione Carline explores themes of translucence and opacity informed by the use of screening and light in traditional Japanese architecture. She distils the transient quality of light into shards of colour and white spaces in her paintings, capturing the ever changing dynamic between light and dark.

Carline's process is one of continuous transformation - layering and obscuring colour almost to the point of destroying the painting. Abstract yet firmly rooted in the material world, the resulting pictures can be seen as the faint impression of a memory, leaving much to the imagination of the viewer and allowing for new meanings and interpretations.





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