Continuing the Momart tradition started over 30 years ago of an annual Christmas gift by a leading British artist, we are delighted to present to you the 2015 Momart Christmas Card.
This year the tradition continues with ‘Last Laugh’—a lithography print by Clare Woods, and we would like to thank Clare for her generous support and collaboration in the production of this card.
Clare Woods is known for her large-scale paintings, many over 10 metres in length, in which she explores her close affinity with the work of 20th century British artists with an interest in the landscape and natural forms.
This is how Clare describes this year’s project:
“As an artist I like the idea of making something that can be produced in larger quantity but still have an element of hand-made, so it’s special and considered. Lithography for me is the closest you can get to painting in a mass produced way. It’s been very nice to work with a small format for a change.”
The making of the Momart Christmas Card 2015
We have produced a fascinating ‘behind the scenes’ video showing the process of the design and production of the print. Watch the below video to listen to the artist talking about the project and her practice.
Clare Woods was born in Southampton, England in 1972. She completed an MA in Fine Art at Goldsmith’s College, London in 1999, after a BA in Fine Art at Bath College of Art in 1994. `
Her paintings are essentially concerned with sculpting an image in paint, and expressing the strangeness of an object. Woods’ choice of subject matter is primarily based on an intuitive response to found photographic source material, which in recent years has moved from a fascination with subconscious expressions of anxiety in the landscape to explorations of the figure and human head, often in a metamorphic state of psychological tension.
Woods was commissioned to create a permanent ceramic mural for the London 2012 Olympic Park, and in 2015 15 x 8 meter painting for Aarhus VIA University College, Denmark.
Her work is included in the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; Arts Council Collection, London; British Council, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain; Government Art Collection, The Nation Collection of Wales, Cardiff; Southampton City Art Gallery and Tullie House Gallery, Carlisle