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Sabrina Brouwers

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“This painting was a study of texture and form. I experimented with different paint thickness and colours to reveal the previous layers in more distinct ways. Due to the thickens of the under layer of paint (a burgundy colour), the bumps and strokes come through more clearly at the end when I sand into the final white wash of the painting. The grid in this painting is also much more evident and precise compared to many of my paintings. To achieve this, I created a grid using string on a blank canvas before painting anything. I secured the ends of the strings on the edges of the blank canvas, and then I covered this with a very thick layer of gesso When I reached one of the final layers of this painting, I pealed back the individual strings, and they revealed very deep marks resulting in a prominent and textured grid.”

DIMENSIONS | 15 x 20 cm
MEDIUM | Gesso, Acrylic & Oil Pastel on Canvas
AUTHENTICITY | Signed certificate of authenticity
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ARTIST BIO:
SABRINA BROUWERS

Sabrina Brouwers is an Italian/German geometric abstract artist based in London. Sabrina graduated from Falmouth University in 2019 with a Bachelors in Fine Art and holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Graphic Design at the University of Art London, in Chelsea. Sabrina’s artistic practice is an emotional response to the world around her. Influenced by the urban landscape where Sabrina lives, the circles in her work represent an abstraction of the subject matter telling stories of her own lived experiences and reflections.

Having lived in multiple countries, and the struggle to pinpoint a place to call home, Sabrina’s practice denotes a constant search for grounding in her study of symmetry, repetition and the composition of each piece around a mathematically plotted grid. By introducing the fluid shape of the circle, she challenges the rigid order of the base grid and uses the deep black circles as grounding elements to visual simplicity.

"My nomadic upbringing and curiosity for visual perception has encouraged me to respond to man-made landscapes and the complexity of our natural surroundings. By observing how we process the natural versus man-made, I have become very interested in the therapeutic effects of visual simplicity and how they are present in our urban landscape.”

Sabrina’s layered process builds a dialogue between emergence and disappearance by revealing the previous layers through sanding and scratching. Documenting her journey on the grid creates a map for her to navigate, deconstruct and simplify - the subtle lines of colours expressing an underlying emotion of the moment.

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Education | Diploma in Graphic Design, Chelsea School of Art; BA Fine Art, Falmouth University

Group Exhibitions | ‘Threshold’ D, Contemporary Gallery (London), 2021; ‘Works on Paper3’, Blue Shop Cottage, (London), 2021; ‘A Voyage of Absurdity’, Craft Central (London), 2021; ‘Woodlane Windows’, Falmouth (Cornwall), 2019; ‘Falmouth Fine Art London’, The Assembly Point Gallery (London), 2019; ‘Falmouth Fine Art’, The Polly Gallery (Falmouth), 2018; ‘Woodlane Windows’ (Falmouth), 2017

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