Carole Graslan is known to be an abstract painter, inspired by the outer tangible world.
The observation of the world that surrounds her, thoughts, reflections, analysis, concentration and imagination all nurture her inspiration. The paintings convey the free expression of her intuitive and emotional side. Intuitive paintings open up our imagination where mysterious worlds and life forms can evolve, creating a visual language, posing some sense of mystery and forcing the viewer to construct their own ideas. Importance lies in the individuality of each work and the individual viewer's experience. Painting is a state of being and Carole believes that in the subjective process of painting, she would find her own definition.
The complex nature of the work starts out from a great table, where the process of creation begins with the preparation of the canvas using cotton, denim or other fabric. She applies rabbit skin glue or primer in several layers before painting, a process that acquires time between layers and drying. During this process Carole is organising the space, creating different textures to obtain several planes and depths. Her chromatic language is wide but she is mainly working with oil paint. The application technique is varied, using brushes, spatulas, rags, papers, etc., and applying many thick or diluted layers, according to the concept of the project. The goal is to create reflective and honest work, permitting chance. Driven by an inner force, Graslan explores the very process of painting as she works and reworks the canvas in a free search for the essence of things. The picture surface is activated by creating a relationship between form, space, colour and line.
Graslan trained at Wimbledon School of Art and has participated in several exhibitions and art fairs. Interiors designers and private clients have also contributed to her work development by commissioning a variety of paintings.
Education and Art School
2004 - 2005 The City Literacy Institute, London. Desktop video and digital editing using Premiere
1997 - 2000 Wimbledon School of Art, London BA Honours Fine Art Painting.
April 1999 Course “ Engaging With Pollock” led by Garry Wragg and Michael Grossbard with contributions from Basil Beatty and Tory Begg.
1995 - 1997 The City Literacy Institute, London Fine Art Portfolio course.
1991 - 1994 Les Ateliers de La Gobiniere. Nantes. France.
Exhibitions and Commissions
2017 -2018 Commissioned work for private clients. London/ France.
2016 Lacey Contemporary Gallery. London.
2010 Artroom Gallery. Parkgate. South Wirral.
2009 WUK Projektraum, Währinger Straße 59, A-1090 Wien. Vienna
2009 The Affordable Art Fair. The Art Movement. London
2009 Le Roman Bleu.. Ile de Noirmoutier. France
2009 Gallery SCA. 3 St Alkmonds Place.Shrewsbury.
2009 Untitled Art Fair. Chelsea Old Town Hall. London
2008 The Affordable Art Fair. The Art Movement. London
2007 Accent Design Ltd and private clients. London/ France.
2006 The contemporary Islington Art & Design fair. Candid Art Gallery. Angel. London.
2006 Solo.Exhibition. The Chapel. Edgeware road. London
2005 - 2007 Commissioned work for Helen Green Design Ltd. London. Reference House & Garden. March 2006.
2003 The Affordable Art Fair.The Art Movement. New York.
2003 The Affordable Art Fair. The Art Movement. London.
2002 Solo Exhibition. Café Brera. Canary wharf. London.
2001 The contemporary Islington Art & Design fair. Candid Art Gallery. Angel. London.
2000 Masters and Bachelors Group Exhibition. Students Gallery. Wimbledon. London.
2000 Group Exhibition. Clapham Art Gallery. Clapham. London.
2000 Degree Show Exhibition. Wimbledon School of Art. London.
1999 Group Exhibition “Engaging with Pollock” organized by the Tate Gallery. The Lethaby Gallery,Southampton Row. London WC1.