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Window Space | Su Snodin | Oblique Space
03/04/2014 - 05/05/2014
The big paintings are part of a set of eight, whose images come from early eighteenth century engravings of huge country estates, most of which no longer exist.
It’s interesting that then, as now, large landowners and big investment can force or insinuate their aims and designs into any existing environment. They bring their Order to a perceived Chaos. Similarly, formal gardens bring Order to the Natural growth of trees and plants.
The high and oblique viewpoint comes from early Ordnance surveying techniques which were adopted by topographical draughtsmen (before the existence of hot air balloons).
Parallel and oblique perspective makes sense of amorphous space, but appearances alter depending on the point of view. One step to the right, or left. Looked at from another angle, the sideways glance, the oblique approach sometimes makes better sense than head-on confrontation.
Su Snodin grew up in Kent. She graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in Sculpture and Art History, showing first with Northern Young Contemporaries, and then with Young Contemporaries at the Royal Academy.
Since 1986 she has kept studios in London, being shown with the NEAC, and over the years, many other group and solo shows.
Recently she was a Selected Artist for the ING Discerning Eye, and maintains close association with the studios at nearby Pullens Yards.
She lives in Vauxhall and her studio is now here in Erlang House.