Colour exists somewhere between abstraction and reality
Swirling around us there is an ungraspable, ever changing mix of colour, space and light,
emotion and perception.
Playing with the fine line between abstraction and reality Pamela Carr is questioning the connections and ambiguities between what she is seeing and what she is experiencing both in her painting and her photography, in order to allow the knowns and the unknowns of our reality to surface together.
Our experiences of the world around us are ambiguous. Our awareness continuously moves between inner feelings and memories and the outer sensations of light, sound, weather and season.
Colour is a bridge for questioning what we are seeing and what we are experiencing of the space around us and our relationship to it. Changing light moving between one element and another is a transformative energy which changes our experience every moment revealing new colours and new realities.
The colour we believe we are seeing is in reality an absence of that colour in the lightwaves and this absence amplifies the ambiguous nature of 'experiencing' which falls between
our inner and outer experiences.
Pamela Carr studied Fine Art at Wimbledon and Chelsea Colleges of Art.
She has exhibited work at The South London Gallery, Croydon Arthouse, Hoxton Arches, Vyner St E2, The Conductors Hallway SE5, and Unit 3 Bow amongst other places. She won the competition to design an Intranet icon for the London Chamber of Commerce. In 1993-4 she received the Hilda Martindale Award.
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