Charlotte Hodes

Professor Charlotte Hodes

Professor in Fine Art
London College of Fashion
University of the Arts London

Telephone: Contact the press office on 020 7514 7427 / 2998

Email: c.hodes@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Expertise: painting, glass, fine art, female figure in art, fashion and costume, ceramics

About: My research is informed by my experience as a painter and is investigated through large scale papercuts which have been both digitally collaged and intricately hand cut, as well as ornately decorated ceramic vessels and glass. My iconography is centred on the female figure within a contemporary context depicted as a silhouette juxtaposed with motifs loaded with female associated references such as the vessel and skirt. It questions the position of the female figure as represented in art history, as a decorative motif and as being inextricably linked to the domestic. I draw upon the decorative and applied arts, fashion and costume, often using archives and collections as a source for projects. This has included the Wallace Collection London, Spode archive, V&A textile library and LCF library archive. I work by hand and digitally both with drawing through which I build an 'archive' of usable visual imagery and with collage. The research addresses how the fragmented and tactile nature of the ‘cut’ and ‘paste’ of collage can embed meaning.

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