BALTIC exhibition review
by Hebe Fryer
15 July - 30 October 2016
BALTIC exhibition review by Hebe Fryer
Caroline Achaintre’s exhibition is an immersing mixture of textiles, colours and mediums. Looking at her textiles is much like trying to find shapes in passing clouds; she masterfully places familiar, everyday shapes in distorted combinations so the viewer may see something vaguely face-like that can’t possibly be a face.
It was refreshing to see an artist throwing themselves into an array of separate art forms, from paper to textiles to ceramics, with equal fervour. Her work transcends all categories, drawing influence from Primitivism and Expressionism.
The configuration of her work, as a collection, only emphasises how her style varies depending on which material she’s working with. For instance, she chose to display her paper-based work in singular rows, signifying that each piece, though similar in style, is separate in subject matter.
Written by Hebe Fryer.
Image courtesy of BALTIC website.