Colour exists somewhere between abstraction and reality
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Pamela Carr is a London artist fascinated by the ungraspable nature of colour and how this reflects the ungraspable nature of our experience of life.
Our experiences of the world around us are ambiguous. Our awareness continuously moves between inner feelings and memories and the outer sensations of colour, light, sound, time of day, weather etc.. Colour is not fixed and touchable like surface, colour changes every moment with the light.
Photographing the fleeting moments of extraordinary colours she sees in London's City waterways has added a new dimension to Pamela's work. With this very immediate medium she can capture those fleeting moments of changing light and colour moving between one element and another - a transformative energy which changes our experience revealing new colours and new realities every moment; connecting these with memory, feelings and our experiences beyond the colours and spaces being revealed.
Painting on the other hand is a slower more physical process. Here mutable colour and touch are a bridge for the connection between what we are seeing, what we are experiencing of the space around us and our relationship to it.
In both photography and painting Pamela Carr is playing with the fine line between abstraction and reality. Using colour and space to explore the vastness of our experience within a fleeting moment.
Pamela Carr studied Fine Art at Wimbledon and Chelsea Colleges of Art.
She has recently exhibited work in Canary Wharf, Gloucester and France and exhibitions prior to that include Hoxton Arches and Vyner St E2, The South London Gallery, Croydon Arthouse, Unit 3 Bow and The Conductors Hallway SE5.
She won a competition to design the Intranet icon for the London Chamber of Commerce and received the Hilda Martindale Award for 1993-4.