Spitalfields Studio will open a unique exhibition featuring
a collection of prints, screen prints, embroideries and etchings
spanning the artist's entire career. These include photo-montages
or collages, many of which are autobiographical. The images
come directly from the numbers of photographs taken by the
artist wherever she finds herself, using the camera as an
economical equivalent to a drawing pad or notebook. The motifs
are not conventional 'views' or vignettes but scenes and situations
sliced up, edited, re-composed and structured to achieve the
edgiest results. In addition, posters, postcards, catalogues
and books by Polly Hope will also be available to buy.
Polly Hope is a successful artist, designer
and writer who lives and works in an old brewery in Spitalfields,
East London. Polly works consistently as a figurative artist
with a keen appreciation of abstract principles and she likes
to move freely from one medium to another, from drawing to
painting, from printmaking to photography, from making sculpture
to designing and executing murals and other decorative commissions.
She excels as an artist in all these disciplines and sometimes
likes to blur the edges herself between different techniques.
Polly Hope © 2012