Oona Grimes

Etruscan pugilist #A

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Year 2020
Medium Coloured pencil on paper
Dimensions 21 x 29.7 cm

About the work

Here is the Etruscan pugilist – one of an ancient band of provocateurs featuring in an early Etruscan storyboard. The joke is written all over the face of this boundary-crossing fool and moral guardian.

About the artist:

Born 1957 London, Oona Grimes lives and works in London. Graduated from Norwich School of Art (1986), and The Slade (1988).

Grimes is primarily a chaser of language through drawing and clay making. During Grimes’ 2018 Bridget Riley Fellowship at The British School at Rome she segued from thieving Lorenzetti tartans and cartoon detail from Etruscan paintings to the appropriation of neorealist films – mis-remembered, imitated and low tech re-enacted: a physical drawing of herself captured on i-phone.

Selected solo exhibitions include Hail the new Etruscan #I, Danielle Arnaud, London (2019); Hail the new Etruscan #2, Matts Gallery, London (2019); Hail the new Etruscan #3, The Bower, London (2019); Hail the new Etruscan #4, Danielle Arnaud goes to Venice (2019); and A Way of Seeing = virtual viewing room, Danielle Arnaud, New York (2020). Selected group exhibitions inlcude Swedenbourg Film Festival selected by John Smith & Melanie Manchot, Swedenborg Hall, London (2020); Washing Line, Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London (2020); Wells Art Contemporary, Wells Cathedral, Online (2020); Unstilled Life 1980-2020, Tintype and Ron Mandos, online (2020); The Spiritual Exercises, Arts Chaplaincy Projects, online (2020); A Personal Perspective: 18 Years at A.P.T., A.P.T Gallery (2020); Mis(sing)-Communication, Danielle Arnaud, online (2020); New Doggerland 2, Thames-side Gallery, London (2020); Ridiculous, Elephant West, London (2020); More Gravy!, Tintype Gallery, London (2019); Facies, 5 Years Gallery, London (2019); British Video Art at Macro Asilo, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome (2019); Dog Show, Southwark Park Galleries, London (2019); Mostyn Open 21, Llandudno (2019); and Creekside Open, A.P.T. Gallery, London (2019).

Awards include Bridget Riley Fellowship, British School at Rome (2018).

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