Swoon

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Swoon

Opens: 11 Jun 2022

A selection of newly available works, from the artist's studio in Brooklyn.

Acclaimed street artist Swoon started pasting life-size portraits of friends, neighbours and family members on New York City's walls in unexpected places in the late '90s.

Since then, her work travelled far beyond the confines of the Big Apple, being exhibited in numerous museums and galleries around the world.

Yaya "Dawn and Gemma" Variant 0 (Turquoise Torn Edges)

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Yaya "Dawn and Gemma" Variant 0 (Turquoise Torn Edges)

  • 2022
  • 3 color silkscreen with coffee stain and unique hand embellishing (acrylic gouache wash and hand torn edges)
  • Original
  • Signed by the artist
  • 65cm x 67cm

£1,000

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Swoon – Yaya "Dawn and Gemma" Variant 0 (Turquoise Torn Edges)

"I wanted her to feel monumental and like a safe haven at the same time"

"I wanted her to feel monumental and like a safe haven at the same time"

The original iteration of the portrait of the breastfeeding mother was an 18-foot high structure the visitors could sit inside. Entitled Submerged Motherlands, the monumental site-specific structure was installed at the Brooklyn Museum in 2014.

During the same year, Swoon was also invited to participate in Wynwood Walls’ Art of Collaboration program where she created an intricate wheat-pasted mural that prominently featured the image of Dawn and Gemma.

Mural by Swoon Wynwood Walls, Miami

Mural by Swoon Wynwood Walls, Miami

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Girl from Ranoon Provence (Bangkok)

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Girl from Ranoon Provence (Bangkok)

  • 2021
  • Silkscreen and acrylic gouache on paper and wood
  • Original
  • Signed by the artist
  • 57cm x 36cm

£3,900

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Swoon – Girl from Ranoon Provence (Bangkok)

'Girl from Ranoon Provence (Bangkok)'
'Girl from Ranoon Provence (Bangkok)'

'Girl from Ranoon Provence (Bangkok)'

Detail of 'Edline'

Detail of 'Edline'

Edline

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Edline

  • 2018
  • Block print and acrylic gouache on paper and wood
  • Original
  • Signed by the artist
  • 61cm x 200cm

£16,000

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Swoon – Edline

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Edline
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Edline

"Edline is a portrait of a young girl I've known since she was about 9 years old. Edline lives in Cormiers, Haiti, where I've been working since the earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010. In the immediate aftermath of the quake, some friends and I put together a rebuilding initiative, and connected with the Mango grower's in her village. [...] In 2013 we started working on some after school programming in the community centre for the kids in the village, and that's the genesis of this portrait."

Swoon painting the Mylar door paintings.

Swoon painting the Mylar door paintings.

January Fredericks

“Sometimes in life you are born feeling like a bit of an outsider. When that happens you realize that you have to kind of cut your own path in life.”

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In Conversation with Swoon
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In Conversation with Swoon

31 Aug 2021

Swoon (aka Caledonia Curry) is an American contemporary artist known for her large-scale installations and intricate portrait pieces which bridge boundaries between the street and gallery. It’s this pioneering work, coupled with her relentless campaigning on climate change and social crises, that’s made her an obvious choice to feature in our current Game Changers exhibition: find out more here. In honour of the show, we asked the artist to take time out of her very busy schedule to tell us more about her inspiration, methods, and plans for the future…

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