Claire Partington‘s ceramic figures blend 18-century dress and elegance with contemporary touches and beastial transformations. In her new show at Winston Wächter Fine Art in Washington, new works from the London artist are offered. “The Hunting Party” runs June 8-July 27. Partington was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Claire Partington, a ceramics artist living and working in London, is a storyteller. The artist says that the aesthetic of her spellbinding figures is inspired by the “European Applied Art and Design styles from the 1600s onwards.” Yet, she’s fascinated by the tradition of appropriating so-called “exotic” styles and cobbling together influences into a single artifact also drives her work.