This is the first solo exhibition in Italy by English artist Phoebe Unwin, featuring a series of new paintings made specifically for its Pattern Room. The title of the show holds many different connotations. The “field” could be a landscape, but also a color field, or the field of vision. It is an in-between place, a traditional subject in painting, which allows the artist to hover between figuration and abstraction, to investigate the formal aspects of her medium.
Investigating the concept of landscape and how the human figure interacts with its surroundings, Unwin uses painting to construct a delicate alternation of horizons, whose varying distances elicit different paces of observation. The layered, porous surface of her works and hazy depiction of her subjects also generate a dynamic kind of vision within each painting, and an intimate link between the works.
Phoebe Unwin was born in Cambridge, UK in 1979. She lives and works in London
- Phoebe Unwin Untitled, 2018 olio su tela / oil on canvas 183 x 153 cm © the artist Courtesy Amanda Wilkinson Gallery, London