Prompts for this painting include the colour purple (difficult), grabbing dinner with my brother (not difficult, unless I’m skint), comments about where we went from friends, lampshades and interior decor (restaurant decor), Eduardo Paolozzi’s The Cage, 1951 and Pino Pascali’s Trap, 1968. Something about traps and corsets and dinner (maybe). Oh, and drawing, as always.
More generally, my work takes inspiration from notes and casual, seemingly insignificant things. I make small things big and big things small, both in terms of their size and feeling. I paint and draw and I like to keep the works open, unresolved and enough about me to communicate something thought, felt or seen, but not so much about me that I’ve locked down the narrative.
A Claire Dorsett show