Paintings to Inspire a Romance/Tragedy

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Paintings to Inspire a Romance/Tragedy, Claire Pearce, 2018, painting on mixed fabrics, lino prints on coloured paper, wood, plastic, tape, dimensions variable

©Claire Pearce. All Rights Reserved 2019

©Claire Pearce. All Rights Reserved 2019

Paintings to Inspire a Romance/Tragedy, Claire Pearce, 2018, painting on mixed fabrics, lino prints on coloured paper, wood, plastic, tape, dimensions variable

©Claire Pearce. All Rights Reserved 2019

 
©Claire Pearce. All Rights Reserved 2019

Paintings to Inspire a Romance/Tragedy, Claire Pearce, 2018, performance, 30 minutes

©Claire Pearce. All Rights Reserved 2019

©Claire Pearce. All Rights Reserved 2019

Paintings to Inspire a Romance/Tragedy, Claire Pearce, 2018, performance, 30 minutes

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©Claire Pearce. All Rights Reserved 2019
©Claire Pearce. All Rights Reserved 2019

Lover #2, Claire Pearce, 2018, costume

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Lover #1, Claire Pearce, 2018, costume 

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Paintings to Inspire a Romance/Tragedy is an installation of paintings that explore the polar extremes of love, melodrama and cliché in relation to the female body; clothing and tactile materials are used throughout whilst the space is interrupted by free-standing paintings that double-up as clothes hangers and constantly rewrite the narrative of the imagery. 

Paintings to Inspire a Romance/Tragedy also included a performance component, whereby the two characters (Lover #1 and Lover #2) gradually came together for a series of moments of intimacy that were then broken at the climatic point before a kiss.