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Lindsay Mapes

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Degree: MFA
University: The Slade UCL
Graduation Year: 2010

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Lindsay was selected for a documentary called ‘Looking for Picasso’. 12 artist from around the world were chosen. An American production, (she is episode 2).
The French critic, Albert Aurier once said that truthful art must never be a direct representation but rather the aim should be to “express ideas, by translating them into a special language”. Lindsay Mapes does just this by transforming, distorting and transcending her experiences into an alphabet of expression. Form, line and colour take precedence in each work and together shape an innate and instinctive pattern. The piece “seeing double” uses transparent layers on re-purposed wooden frames, infused with colourful pattern, each layer adds new depth. Moreover, the wooden frame is made from previous paintings and evoke a sense of time – these past paintings live new lives and are the evidence of, as Mapes expresses, “the process of creation”. The image therefore, takes on sculptural dimensions and Mapes’ interests in colour and creating image through abstracted methods, delve into the realms of pictorial language with insightful dexterity. 

Artist Statement

Originally from the USA, I studied Painting at San Francisco Art Institute (1996–2000) and Studio Arts Centre International, Florence (2006–07). I then went on to study for my MFA in Painting at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London (2008–10). Since then I have been based in London and Italy.

 

My art explores themes of erasure, obfuscation, obstruction, and secrecy in a series of boldly-coloured paintings and drawings. Colour and pattern play a significant role in my paintings. The relationship between colour and the feelings that certain colours and colour combinations evoke is always at the forefront of her work. Through an extended editing process in which layers of form, line, and colour are built up, scraped away, revealed, and hidden, I tend to draw upon the concept of the pentimento (from the Italian pentirsi, to repent), which, in painting, refers to an alteration evidenced by traces of the artist’s previous mark-marking, revealing the changes made during the painting process. In this way, I examine how a thought process can be realized in paint and the visual language.

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018, Colore, SACI Gallery, Florence, Italy
2014, Show in a Box, Artbeef/Beefhaus Gallery, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A

Group Exhibitions

2019, New Beginnings-Expression, Porthminster Gallery, St. Ives
2018, 31 Women, TOAF (curated by Kate Bryan), Los Angeles
2018, The Other Art Fair, Barker Hangar, Los Angeles
2017, The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London
2016, The Marmite Prize for Painting V, Block 336, Uk and Ireland
2016, The Other Art Fair, The Victoria House, London, UK
2015, 43 Brick Lane, Partisan Gallery, London, UK
2015, The Other Art Fair, The Victoria House, London, UK
2014, Pentimenti, Maybe a Vole Gallery, London, UK
2014, Keep your Eye on the Doughnut, The Printhouse Gallery, London, UK
2014, Sunday Salon, Oakley Road Project Space, London, UK
2012, Contemporary Visions, Beers Contemporary, London, UK
2011, 26, LeandaKateLouise, London, UK
2011, Play Dead, Bows and Arrows Gallery, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A
2010, Slade Degree Show, UCL, London, UK
2010, Test Bed, Battersea, London, UK
2010, Shows 1-10, LeandaKateLouise, London, UK
2009, Make it, pack it, Print it, Ship it, Pop Up Gallery, London, UK
2009, Slade Interim Show, UCL, London, UK
2007, Dialoghi, Multi Cure de Arte, Florence, Italy
2007, Piano Piano, SACI, Florence, Italy
2006, Welcome Home, Private, Florence, Italy

Competitions, Prizes & Awards

2016, The Marmite Prize for Painting V
2016, The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (shortlisted)
2015, Tomorrow&Today Feature
2014, Art Wednesday Feature
2014, Headlands Center for the Arts (shortlisted)
2013, The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (shortlisted)
2012, The Marmite Prize for Painting (shortlisted)
2012, Jerwood Painting Fellowship (shortlisted)
2006, Primo Internazioanle Di Scultura
2006, Edgardo Mannucci, prize purchase and SACI award
2019, Trelex Residency, Switzerland

Original works:

Into the wild

By Lindsay Mapes

£2300

Let's meet in the middle

By Lindsay Mapes

£2300

Rose Gold

By Lindsay Mapes

£2000

Overlap

By Lindsay Mapes

£350

Relax

By Lindsay Mapes

£350

Balance

By Lindsay Mapes

£350

Luminosità

By Lindsay Mapes

£2300

Rest

By Lindsay Mapes

£350

Proud

By Lindsay Mapes

£1350

Bounce

By Lindsay Mapes

£350

Bend (movements series)

By Lindsay Mapes

£350

Growth

By Lindsay Mapes

£350

Stand (movements series)

By Lindsay Mapes

£350

Grigio

By Lindsay Mapes

£350

Kneel III

By Lindsay Mapes

£350

Party

By Lindsay Mapes

£350

Step

By Lindsay Mapes

£350

Patience

By Lindsay Mapes

£350

Move it

By Lindsay Mapes

£350

Traces

By Lindsay Mapes

£4500

Azzurro

By Lindsay Mapes

£1850

Going in circles

By Lindsay Mapes

£6000

Rossetto

By Lindsay Mapes

£1850

Conversation

By Lindsay Mapes

£2300

Pinkness

By Lindsay Mapes

£3100

Intentions

By Lindsay Mapes

£1850

Crossing over

By Lindsay Mapes

£1500

Bronze

By Lindsay Mapes

£2300

Sunset

By Lindsay Mapes

£3800

Collision

By Lindsay Mapes

£2100

Ruby

By Lindsay Mapes

£1300

On the edge

By Lindsay Mapes

£1650

Flash

By Lindsay Mapes

£1450

It's complicated

By Lindsay Mapes

£1450

Pink dreams

By Lindsay Mapes

£1850

Movements

By Lindsay Mapes

£4000

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Meditation

By Lindsay Mapes

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Relationships and Perspectives...

By Lindsay Mapes

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Chaos

By Lindsay Mapes

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Translucent

By Lindsay Mapes

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Conclusions

By Lindsay Mapes

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Coming Together

By Lindsay Mapes

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Ambience

By Lindsay Mapes

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Blush

By Lindsay Mapes

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Aurora

By Lindsay Mapes

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Disoriented

By Lindsay Mapes

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Fragments

By Lindsay Mapes

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I Remember Her

By Lindsay Mapes

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Righteous

By Lindsay Mapes

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Kneel (movements series)

By Lindsay Mapes

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Kneel 1. (movements series)

By Lindsay Mapes

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Picnic

By Lindsay Mapes

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