Artist textiles by Caroline Achaintre
Achaintre’s work on The Saatchi Gallery website includes Fevver, her 2008 hand tufted wool hanging. The artist/gallery statement declares her influences include “the crude aesthetics” of “German Expressionism” and “post-war British sculpture”, and early 20th century ‘Primitivism’.
Although your scribe thinks George Grosz might disagree with the often repeated word “crude” regarding his gift for visually reducing a person to id-like essence, she does declare Achaintre’s gift for translating diverse influences into weave masterpieces. Your scribe also sees a bit of homage to the assemblages of artist Margaret Mellis, who like Achaintre constructed work where – as the Saatchi site says of Achaintree – “objects are removed from another place or time and are brought into a contemporary context”. DJ