Please see EXHIBITION section for previous shows
2022 Circle & Light Laurent Delaye gallery Ramsgate , UK
July 8th – August 30th – 2022
2022 Horizon (landscape and beyond) Curated by Alex.Hinks
At The Cello Factory Gallery, London -30th June – 10th July 2022
Horizon (landscape and beyond) Landscape has been integral to artists for hundreds of years, from frescos to oil paintings and more. Horizon exhibition presents contemporary artists’ interpretation, representation and abstraction of our surroundings through a multiplicity of mediums.
2021 ‘SHAPE CHROMA ‘ 3 person show , TENSION Fine Art, London https://www.tensionfineart.co.uk/current-exhibition-chroma/
2021 DIRTY PINK group show – Spain,Valencia
Caroline lives in the UK and has a studio in London.
Since graduating with an MA in Painting from Chelsea School of Art Caroline has exhibited in a number of group and solo shows in London, New York, Toronto, Paris, Miami, and China. I have also curated several successful exhibitions in the contemporary London art scene and recently curated the 3 person exhibition ‘Shape Chroma’ at Tension Fine Art, London.
Over the years her work has been collected by a number of private collectors as well as corporate collections, including The Contemporary Arts Society, Neuberger & Berman New York, Fidelity Financial, London, Lehman Brothers, and JP Morgan Cazenove. Currently her light box works are also exhibited in the Groucho Club in Soho, London, which is part of their contemporary collection
Caroline List’s recent paintings and sculptural works are an inquiry into colour, light, form and illusory space, exploring the opticality of simultaneous colour contrast and its emotive visual impact.
“Working on linen, board, paper and aluminium Caroline List creates luminous paintings full of sensuous hues that explore the spatial qualities of colour in relationship to form and ground, defined by their differing absorbances. Drawing on early 20th century abstraction and virtual screen photography her work implicitly refers to landscapes, organic shapes and atmospheric light. Using high key pigments and fluorescents full of transparency and opacity her works, despite their sophisticated geometry, create links to the saturated colour fields of Rothko and the spiritual, other worldly light of Caspar David Friedrich.”
Review ‘Shape Chroma’ Artlyst – Sue Hubbard (2021)
Recent work is categorised into three series, ‘Chroma Shape’, ‘Chroma Sphere’ and ‘Light Shift ’, which reference both Modernist geometric abstraction and the spatial language of landscape. The perception of colour and space is explored through atmospheric light shifts, seen in contrast to hard edged shapes, this push and pull of the picture plane suggests distant horizons or colourscapes, an exploration of depth of field, form, and ground. This play with the optically of the picture plane and the tricks of painting make reference to the infinite, the sublime. Framing devices such as the Renaissance tondo, tromp l’oeil and Modernist compositional conventions have informed this series. The colour conversation has several references; signatures observed within nature; atmospheric light; colour theory and formal abstraction, particularly influenced by The colour field painters, Suprematism and geometric construction.
Compositional ideas are generated from collages and paintings on paper, which are later developed into large linen canvases or paintings on board or aluminium. The surface absorbency of colour and light in these works transports the viewer into a visual experience of transient colour, which is not only anchored in Modernist abstraction, but plays with organic totemic forms which float above and beyond the pictorial horizons line. Recent developments into the inquiry of colour and form have generated painted sculptural works, in the ‘Colour Suspension’ series, which explores the relationship between the painted two-dimensional space, flat surfaces and three-dimensional structures, where painted 2D space blends and shapes 3D form.
Colour Suspension sculpture 2022
Chroma Shape & Chroma Sphere paintings
1988 – Chelsea School of Art & Design, MAFA Painting
1986 – BA Fine Art ,Portsmouth School Of Art
19683 BETEC Art & Design Mansfield School of Art
2011- PG Cert in teaching & learning, UAL,Central Saint Martins School of Art
The Groucho Club contemporary collection.
Dover Street Arts Club, Mayfair London.
Fidelity Financial Corporate collection, London.
Cazenove / JP Morgan Investment bank, London.
Neuberger & Berman collection, New York.
Lehman brothers Investment bank private, London.
Evans, private collection London.
Le Capitol la Defence private collection, Paris.
The Hilton Hotel Headquarters, London.
Contemporary Arts Society, public collection, London
Arthur Anderson, private collection, London.
Milbank House, public collection, London.
Awards, scholarships & prizes
Refresh funding University of the Arts, Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design
The Breathing Space bursary, Space Studios, London
Nominated for Bryan Robertson award in painting
Royal Over-Seas League awarded 1st prize in painting, in the annual international Commonwealth painting competition
Herbert Read Scholarship
East Midlands Arts, starter grant for emerging artists
Publications and Reviews
2021 latest Articles
2016 Luxury art & design article, www.yachtinvestors.c
Christie’s Auction Catalogue, Lehman Brothers
HA HA WHAT DOES THIS REPRESENT, Catalogue designed by Katrina Blannin
Silent Witnesses solo show review, Saatchi Gallery blog
Contemporary Magazine Issue 82, Chimera exhibition, critic, Richard Dyer
l’Espresso Magazine, Italy, article, Contemporary Artist In the East End London
The Spectator, ‘Smog’ Exhibition, commenting on 50 years on from the 1952 London Smog
Ditto Ditto solo show catalogue, foreword written by Richard Dyer: Sublime, Subliminal, Dicing With Doubles, sponsored by The London Institute, Chelsea School of Art
Dinosaurs’ Blood ‘The Body of Painting’ catalogue, Richard Dyer: Art in Perpetuity Trust, London
New Generation catalogue Bonhams
Chelsea MA show Caroline List reviewed by Sarah Kent, Time Out magazine