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GRACE NEWMAN
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire - United Kingdom


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Artist Statement

Following in a long tradition of art and the body, my interests lie with themes of life, death and illness. I make highly formal sculptures using materials that are often medical, such as syringes, hypodermic needles, microscopic slides and plastic airline tubing. These materials bring the work into the context of medical intervention and of the hospital as place. They also help to convey feelings of the fragility and vulnerability of the human condition. Using these materials as a starting point in an exploratory way, the work develops organically, acting on natural instincts, and taking inspiration from both personal experience and research. As a result, each piece is autonomous. Artists of influence include Eva Hesse, Helen Chadwick and Mona Hatoum. ...

Original Artworks (3)

Grace Newman; Invigilator Sleeping, 2008, Original Printmaking Giclee, 90 x 60 cm. Artwork description: 241    Commissioned for the Daily Mirror, UK, in response to the Lucien Freud painting of Big Sue which sold for a record amount by a living artist. The original is an oil on board and is owned by the model. Limited edition giclee prints are available.   ...
Grace Newman
Original Giclee, 2008
90 x 60 cm (35.4 x 23.6 inches)
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Grace Newman; Private Member, 2004, Original Sculpture Mixed, 14 x 25 cm. Artwork description: 241  Materials include a tow bar, syringe and car spray paint. A comment on the medical procedures now available for male enhancement. ...
Grace Newman
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2004
14 x 25 cm (5.5 x 9.8 inches)
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Grace Newman; Well Being, 2004, Original Sculpture Mixed,   inches. Artwork description: 241  Made from copper pipe and woven with plastic tubing, Well Being was created for and was on loan to Warwick Hospital, Warwickshire, UK from July 2006 to Nov 2008. The idea behind the work was to create a being, starting from nothing and building up in strength ...
Grace Newman
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2004
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