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Breaking Boundaries: Modern and Contemporary Female Artists

10 Artworks
2 Sold
6 Artists

This curated collection brings together a selection of artworks by modern and contemporary female artists, showcasing innovative approach to mediums ranging from prints, lithographs, painting to sculpture. Featuring Tracey Emin’s sensual imagery, Bridget Riley’s perceptual illusions, Helen Frankenthaler’s experiments with lithography, Michelle Nguyen’s dynamic visual language and Bongsu Park's visualisations of sleep cycles, the collection invites you to explore artworks that offer a unique addition to any collection.

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Breaking Boundaries: Modern and Contemporary Female Artists

Tracey Emin’s image of the naked female body in “Curled Up”, a 2022 print released in an edition of 100, invokes emotions of nostalgia and solitude through soft tones and irregular lines. The artwork untangles moments of intimacy and suffering, turning to the image of the human body as a conduit for a spectre of difficult emotions and feelings....

Tracey Emin’s image of the naked female body in “Curled Up”, a 2022 print released in an edition of 100, invokes emotions of nostalgia and solitude through soft tones and irregular lines. The artwork untangles moments of intimacy and suffering, turning to the image of the human body as a conduit for a spectre of difficult emotions and feelings.

“Coloured Greys II” (1972), a print released in a limited edition of 125, is an example of Bridget Riley’s engagement with complexities of perception through geometrical forms. Consisting of a series of wavy horizontal lines, the artwork employs minimalist means to create a sense of evolution and movement. Scanning the image from side to side seems to set the forms in motion given Riley’s unique way of configuring the undulating shapes. The artwork encapsulates the British artist's iconic use of lines and colours to form patterns that allow us to explore the dynamic nature of visual perception.

“Tribal Sign” (1987) showcases Helen Frankenthaler’s exploration of lithography and her playful engagement with colour variations. In this work, the artist manipulates inks on the lithographic stone, fearlessly leaving portions of the paper exposed. Throughout her extensive career, Frankenthaler embraced the freedom afforded by the printmaking techniques she pioneered. “Tribal Sign” reveals a constant need to experiment with the mediums and push against the conventional boundaries of print. Combining screenprint with an offset lithograph, “Mary, Mary” stands as a compelling example of the colour fielding process and the transformative outcomes it can yield.

In Michelle Nguyen’s “Werewolves”, the boundary between human and animal blurs in the narrative of metamorphosis. The entwining female figures and wolves form a world in a state of flux. Limbs vanish and reemerge, teeth are bared in anticipation, and the central figure appears caught in an ongoing process of transformation. The artwork celebrates an unending sense of movement and the visceral nature of change. In “Vanitas”, Nguyen's 2023 painting, a particular emphasis has been placed on themes of family and grief. Symbols of grief, ephemerality and mourning pervade the image, inviting reflection on the fragility of human existence. 

In the process of creating “Dreamscape - 201129041630”, Bongsu Park translated individual sleep cycles into data visualisations to then etch them onto layers of glass. Presenting a matrix of entangled waves and lines that appear isolated behind layers of glass, the work celebrates the complexity of our introspective processes. ⁠

 

 

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Artworks for sale
Elizaveta Filips
Fighting Fires
£7,000
Michelle Nguyen
Werewolves
£14,250
Michelle Nguyen
Vanitas
£5,750
Ioana Maria Sisea
Stay focused
£8,000
Helen Frankenthaler
Mary, Mary
Sold
Helen Frankenthaler
Tribal Sign
Sold
Bridget Riley
Coloured Greys II
£13,750
Tracey Emin
Curled Up
£8,050
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Bridget Riley 1
Elizaveta Filips 1
Helen Frankenthaler 2
Ioana Maria Sisea 1
Michelle Nguyen 2
Tracey Emin 1

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