About Caroline Collom
I'm from Kent, United Kingdom and started my art education at Wimbledon College of Art, UAL and then went on to do my Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of Arts, University of Melbourne and graduated in 2014.
I spent my second year of my degree at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston which really helped me develop my painting style. In Australia, I was able to take advantage of the large studio spaces and great support network of the University to really find my own practice and style of my work.
Painting and its multi-dimensional nature are at the forefront of my practice. Whether this is with a brush on canvas or other materials such as metal, wood or glass, I am heavily aware of the post-medium condition within which I practise.
Tangible spatiality through expression of objects in space or forms within a painted ground is my primary creative focus. I hope to expose an inward and outward trajectory of multiple forms through intersecting planes that reveal subtle differences in the illusion of depth.
This engages physical interaction as the viewer moves in and out of the work to look for the detail. Abstraction takes abstracts from the existing, and this is the premise for my work and source of my imagery. Taking these shapes and isolating them in a space encourages a dialogue of form that might have once been overlooked: abstract imagery that stands for itself.
With reference to Deleuze and the ability to create an infinity of crossing over borders, movements and passages will open onto a field of real and virtual forces. I propose to create a space that holds and dominates the room through the means of colour, line and shape.
2018 Collaboration with Gorman Fashion Label
2017 Group The Other Art Fair Sydney presented by Saatchi
2017 Group Shapeshifters, Collab Gallery, Chippendale
2017 Group The Other Art Fair, Melbourne
2016 Group A Space That Holds, Chapman & Bailey Gallery
2015 Solo Between the Lines, FiveWalls Projects, Footscray
2015 Solo A Pinch of Tinct, Red Gallery, Fitzroy North
2014 Group VCA Graduate Show, VCA, Melbourne
2014 Group PROUD, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2014 Group Majlis Travelling Scholarship (Shortlisted for), Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2014 Group 3D Painting, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne
2014 Group Scoopnet, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne
2013 Group Forms, Gallery at Middlesex Lounge, Boston, MA, USA
2013 Group Crossing Paths, MassArt Student Gallery, Boston, MA, USA
2013 Group You don’t know me, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne
2012 Group PROUD, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2011 Group Painting Show, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne