• SUB-MARINE Exhibition, Saskia Fernando Gallery, 2018

  • Stag Horn Coral, 2018, Mixed Media on Canvas, 160cm x 140cm

  • Elk Horn Coral, 2018, Mixed Media on Canvas, 160cm x 140cm

  • Gongoozler, 2017, Mixed Media on Canvas, 225cm x 168cm

  • Tentacle Painting, 2018, Mixed Media on Canvas, 182cm x 131cm

  • Meadow Horn Coral, 2018, Mixed Media on Canvas, 75cm x 55cm

  • Mountain Horn Coral, 2018, Mixed Media on Canvas, 75cm x 55cm

  • Reindeer Horn Coral, 2018, Mixed Media on Canvas, 85cm x 80cm

  • Siberian Deer Horn Coral, 2018, Mixed Media on Canvas, 75cm x 70cm

  • Sika Deer Horn Coral, 2018, Mixed Media on Canvas, 75cm x 60cm

  • Snow Horn Coral, 2018, Mixed Media on Canvas, 90cm x 80cm

  • Gazelle Antler Coral, 2018, Mixed Media on Canvas, 35cm x 35cm

  • Lbok Antler Coral, 2018, Mixed Media on Canvas, 35cm x 35cm

  • Moschus Antler Coral, 2018, Mixed Media on Canvas, 35cm x 35cm

  • Red Deer Antler Coral, 2018, Mixed Media on Canvas, 35cm x 35cm

CHUDAMANI CLOWES b.1966

London-based Sri Lankan-born artist Chudamani Clowes holds a MFA from the Royal Academy of Art London and a BA (hons) in Fine Art from the Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design (2008) and a Post-Graduate Certificate of Education from the University of London. Chudamani Clowes’s work is inspired by a childhood memory of playing with an elephant skull. She managed to link this memory with the Empire shows that took place last century when elephant troops were brought over from Ceylon, all the way to London to perform in front of an audience. She is interested in post-colonial discourse, in particular addressing the use of the ethnographic archive at the British Museum in contemporary art today. Clowes uses relief printing, etching and ceramics to create images and sculptures of fictional characters who are inspired by Victorian paintings. Chudamani Clowes is inspired by Victorian paintings like ‘The Last of England’ by Ford Maddox Brown. She has remodeled the one hundred characters from the painting by William Frith ‘The Day at the Races’. She is interested in how the non-European has been shown in museums. She is reinterpreting the artefacts from her own family’s colonial past, and using the medium of print and ceramics to create her own narrative of what may have happened in the past. As a post-colonial subject, she is reclaiming objects from her family history to carry out a translation. She is creating her own historical past dealing with issues of immigration and race encountered today.

Education

2014 MA Fine Art, The Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom
2008 BA (Hons) First Class, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, United Kingdom
1992 Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Goldsmiths College, London
1990 BSc Biology with University of Hull, United Kingdom

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018 ‘SUB-MARINE’, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 ‘Murmurations’ Imperial College London,Exhibition Road, London
2015 ‘White City’, Griffin Gallery, London

 

Group Exhibitions 

2018 ‘Neulinge’, The Crypt, Kings Cross, London
2017 The Manchester Print Fair, Dale Street, Northern Quarter
2017 Contemporary Print Fair, Royal Arsenal Riverside, Woolwich
2017 ‘Transformation and Reflection’, Merton Art Festival, Wimbledon Reference Library and South Park Gardens Pavilion, Wimbledon, London
2017 ‘Secret’, Royal College of Art, Dyson Building, London
2017 Summer Show, London Print Studios, London
2017 Summer Show, Putney School of Art, Oxford Road, London
2017 Print Department, Division of Labour, London
2017 ‘Shape shifting – tactics to combat drowning’, Hewing Wittare, London
2016 ‘Looking at people, Looking at Art’, Division of Labour, London
2014 Winner of Griffin Art Prize 2014, London
2014 ‘Hello Future Talents Archive’, Sketchbook Project, Double Decker for the Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece
2014 ‘20:20 Print Exchange’ box set project, London Print Studios, London
2014 ‘Multiplied’, Christie’s Auction House, London
2014 Royal College of Art Show, Royal College of Art, Dyson Building, London
2014 ‘Wild at Heart and Weird on Top’, Café Gallery, Southwark Park, London
2014 ‘Secret Postcard’, Royal College of Art, Dyson Building, London
2013 ‘In Vincible’, Royal College of Art, Café Gallery, Southwark Park, London
2013 ‘Notes to Oneself’, Royal College of Art, Dyson Building, London
2013 ‘Work in Progress’, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London
2011 ‘Café Gallery 2011’, Royal College of Art, Café Gallery, Southwark Park, London
2010 ‘Secret’, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London
2009 ‘Animation Salon’, Wimbledon Drawing Centre, London
2009 ‘Actual Size`, Gallery One, Wandsworth, London
2009 Gallery One, Wandsworth Arts Village, Wandsworth, London
2008 ‘ArtWorks’, Blackhorse Lane Studios, Blackhorse Lane, London
2008 Central St. Martins College of Art and Design Degree Show

Solo Exhibitions

2018 ‘SUB-MARINE’, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 ‘Murmurations’ Imperial College London,Exhibition Road, London
2015 ‘White City’, Griffin Gallery, London

 

Group Exhibitions 

2018 ‘Neulinge’, The Crypt, Kings Cross, London
2017 The Manchester Print Fair, Dale Street, Northern Quarter
2017 Contemporary Print Fair, Royal Arsenal Riverside, Woolwich
2017 ‘Transformation and Reflection’, Merton Art Festival, Wimbledon Reference Library and South Park Gardens Pavilion, Wimbledon, London
2017 ‘Secret’, Royal College of Art, Dyson Building, London
2017 Summer Show, London Print Studios, London
2017 Summer Show, Putney School of Art, Oxford Road, London
2017 Print Department, Division of Labour, London
2017 ‘Shape shifting – tactics to combat drowning’, Hewing Wittare, London
2016 ‘Looking at people, Looking at Art’, Division of Labour, London
2014 Winner of Griffin Art Prize 2014, London
2014 ‘Hello Future Talents Archive’, Sketchbook Project, Double Decker for the Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece
2014 ‘20:20 Print Exchange’ box set project, London Print Studios, London
2014 ‘Multiplied’, Christie’s Auction House, London
2014 Royal College of Art Show, Royal College of Art, Dyson Building, London
2014 ‘Wild at Heart and Weird on Top’, Café Gallery, Southwark Park, London
2014 ‘Secret Postcard’, Royal College of Art, Dyson Building, London
2013 ‘In Vincible’, Royal College of Art, Café Gallery, Southwark Park, London
2013 ‘Notes to Oneself’, Royal College of Art, Dyson Building, London
2013 ‘Work in Progress’, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London
2011 ‘Café Gallery 2011’, Royal College of Art, Café Gallery, Southwark Park, London
2010 ‘Secret’, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London
2009 ‘Animation Salon’, Wimbledon Drawing Centre, London
2009 ‘Actual Size`, Gallery One, Wandsworth, London
2009 Gallery One, Wandsworth Arts Village, Wandsworth, London
2008 ‘ArtWorks’, Blackhorse Lane Studios, Blackhorse Lane, London
2008 Central St. Martins College of Art and Design Degree Show

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