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Alex Ball, Matt Brown, Adam Dix, Julie Cockburn,
Adam James, Edd Pearman, Boo Saville, Ceal Warnants

Curated by: Edd Pearman

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28 May – 19 June 2011

 

 

Ceal Warnants

 

Urbane, 2011, antique walnut chest, plywood, hardwood, wood glue, household paint, acrylic paint and varnish.
 

Since obtaining a Masters in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art in 2008, Warnants has won several prizes for her work, including the Tim Mara Prize, the Printmaking Council Award and the South Square Trust Scholarship. She was also shortlisted for the Stanley Picker Tutorship, the Adobe Design Achievement Award and the Conran Foundation Prize. Warnants has exhibited extensively throughout the UK, Europe and America 

Warnants’ most recent autobiographical work explores her feelings of social dislocation. Raised in suburbia, she was sent to a private school, which her parents could not afford and was consequently considered one of the 'poorest' attendees. Later, at art school, Warnants was deemed too middle-class. Currently, the artist lives between Hackney and Peckham, two of the poorest areas of London, and works in a minimum wage factory job whilst simultaneously exhibiting at the Royal Academy of Arts and other prestigious galleries and institutions across the country and internationally. Urbane is a series of works that illustrate this perplexity through the stereotypes and clichés of a country known for its rigid and outmoded class system.

 


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