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C A R O L I N E

AT TA N

Sunstone


C A ROLINE AT TAN Sunstone 24 July – 28 August 2021

Open: 10am - 6pm Mondays - Saturdays

Gloucester Room | RG Framing London • 5 New Cavendish Street • London • W1G 8UT 020 7935 1114

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C A R O L I N E AT TA N Sunstone

24 July – 28 August 2021

We are delighted to be holding this exhibition of Caroline Attan’s artworks as our first full exhibition since re-opening the gallery.

Caroline Attan’s work is characterised by circular grids that underpin meticulously folded paper collage forms, creating geometric and rotating compositions. The formal repetitions of the collaged elements are used in combination with hand-inscribed poetry. The titles of the pieces are suggestive of a deeply personal response to the content of the poems.

Latin American poetry is a rich source of inspiration for Attan and, in particular, the work of Pablo Neruda whose explorations of conflicting emotions of desire, humour, anger, frustration and affection are translated into intricate combinations of text and delicately folded coloured paper.


C A R O L I N E AT TA N Poetry, paradox and metaphor collide as coloured, patterned and folded structures interact creating a woven, textual narrative. Absorbed into a dense circular composition folded shapes rotate above a grid of hand written poetry. Latin American poetry selected from Carol Bracho, Elikura Chihuailaf, Pablo Neruda and Octavio Paz are unsettling and exhilarating in their complexity. Culturally significant in context and language elements of the poems are interpreted through colour and rhythm. The visual and tactile impact of these works reference the dynamic and often clashing colours and complex patterns of Peruvian and Mexican woven textiles. The sequence of hand written narrative is partially obscured by the folded paper forms as words and phrases pop out intermittently. Coloured, folded shapes weave complex and dynamic patterns, bright colours contrast with subtle tones and darker hues, illuminating the possibility of multiple futures. The large-scale circles invite an immersive experience as coloured folded forms simultaneously harmonise and clash in defiance of written language. Within these circular compositions, contradictions are revealed through oppositional elements: light and dark, background and foreground, large and small, revealed and concealed. The overall effect is of a sculptural, tactile, circular composition as the folded forms transform the grid into a dynamic force. Smaller works allow for quieter contemplation, a private dialogue likened to ancient calligraphy, secrets not quite revealed but are yet to be discovered. Circular, reductive mono-tone compositions

using only black, white, cream and other singular colours pulsate subtly through tone and texture encouraging the viewer to enter a private, calm place. The form of the circle allows for diversity and repetition, secure in its continuous rotation.


Cat. # 9 Una casita en las afueras Paper collage & hand-written poetry Enquire about this item

84 x 84 cms

£2,250

SOLD


Cat. # 2 La Vida Callada

Paper collage & hand-written poetry 108 x 108 cms Enquire about this item

£3,600 SOLD


Todos los Bosques

Paper collage & hand-written poetry 84 x 84 Enquire about this item

£2,250


Todos los Bosques

Paper collage & hand-written poetry 84 x 84 Enquire about this item

£2,250


Cat. # 6 La Casa Paper collage & hand-written poetry Enquire about this item

84 x 84 cms

£2,250

SOLD


Cat. # 1 Momentos y visions Paper collage & hand-written poetry Enquire about this item

134 x 134 cms

£7,800


Cat. # 4 Con Los Ojos Cerrados

Paper collage & hand-written poetry Enquire about this item

108 x 108 cms

£3,600 RESERVED


Cat. # 8 Noche de Suenos

Paper collage

Enquire about this item

84 x 84 cms

£2,250


Cat. # 5 Porque tu sables Paper collage & hand-written poetry Enquire about this item

104 x 104 cms

£3,500


Cat. # 10 Un caminar tranquillo Paper collage & hand-written poetry Enquire about this item

84 x 84 cms

£2,250 SOLD


Cat. # 11 Bosque de suenos Paper collage & hand-written poetry Enquire about this item

84 x 84 cms

£2,250 SOLD


Cat # 12 Piedra de sol

Paper collage & hand-written poetry Enquire about this item

84 x 84 cms

£2,250 SOLD


Cat. # 13 Mi Estrella en Fogata

Paper collage & hand-written poetry Enquire about this item

80 x 80 cms

£2,150


Cat. # 8 Voy por tus ojos

Paper collage & hand-written poetry Enquire about this item

84 x 84 cms £2,250 SOLD


Cat. # 14 A Subtle Gesture

Paper collage & hand-written poetry Enquire about this item

60 x 60 cms

£1,350

SOLD


Cat. # 15 Efusion de Espejos

Paper collage & hand-written poetry Enquire about this item

60 x 60 cms

£1,350

SOLD


Cat # 3 Concerto en el Jardin

Paper collage & hand-written poetry 108 x 108 cms Enquire about this item

£3,600


Una Mano Amarlla Nos Sostiene

Paper collage & hand-written poetry Enquire about this item

84 x 84 cms

£2,250

SOLD


Mis profundos anhelos

Paper collage & hand-written poetry Enquire about this item

112 x 112

£3,600


Cubren de Hojas

Paper collage & hand-written poetry Enquire about this item

84 x 84 cms

£2,250

SOLD


Cat. # 16 Ondulante Paper collage & hand-written poetry 40 x 40 cms Enquire about this item

£950


Sueno Paper collage & hand-written poetry 40 x 40 cms Enquire about this item

£950 SOLD


Deseo Sonar

Paper collage & hand-written poetry Enquire about this item

41 x 41 cms

£950


Cielo Efimero

Paper collage & hand-written poetry Enquire about this item

41 x 41 cms

£950 SOLD


Caigo en ti

Paper collage & hand-written poetry Enquire about this item

41 x 41 cms

£950 RESERVED


Torbellinios des Ecos

Paper collage & hand-written poetry Enquire about this item

41 x 41 cms

£950 SOLD


Se Dispersan

Paper collage & hand-written poetry Enquire about this item

41 x 41 cms

£950


Blanco Tambien Paper collage on paper 55 x 55 cms Enquire about this item

£1,350


GLOUCESTER ROOM | RG FRAMING LONDON

This catalogue features over 30 artworks by Caroline Attan. Artworks identified as catalogue numbers 1-16 are currently on display at our gallery in Marylebone.. All other artworks may be viewed at the gallery by appointment. Please contact us if you are interested in reserving or acquiring any of the artworks featured in the catalogue. The artworks indicated currently as being ‘Reserved’, may become available so let us know if any of these might be of interest to you. If you would like to discuss commissioning a bespoke artwork by Caroline Attan, please contact us to discuss your ideas. .

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Caroline Attan - Sunstone - Exhibition Catalogue  

A digital catalogue featuring images and details of new artworks by Caroline Attan

Caroline Attan - Sunstone - Exhibition Catalogue  

A digital catalogue featuring images and details of new artworks by Caroline Attan

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