Claire Price

Claire Price

Claire Price

Country: United Kingdom
Themes explored: Childhood inspirations, feminine aesthetics, social commentary

Biography

Claire grew up in Exmoor (the English countryside), spending much of her time in a corner of her childhood home which was “full of junk,” making things and painting with watercolors from the age of four. She later read History at Oxford (with a specialism in Mexican society at the time of the conquest) and then moved straight to London to follow her dream to become an artist with no idea quite how to, but “why not!?” She spent a year focusing on bringing a portfolio together and then got accepted to and attended the Royal Drawing School. She subsequently moved to Oaxaca for a short residency entitled ‘First Food’ to explore food packaging in relation to Oaxaca’s folk and religious art but has now lived in Mexico for seven years and is currently working from a beautiful studio in Santa Maria la Ribera, CDMX.

Claire maintains a playful and joyful approach to her oil paintings, fully embracing kitsch, pink, femininity, girlhood and motherhood (in contrast to monumental, masculine “serious” oil paintings) and therefore questioning why these colors, aesthetics and subject matters have not traditionally been taken seriously in the art world. She incorporates glitter, stickers and plastic pearls to create pieces that belong as much in the world of the markets and papelerias that she frequents as they do in ‘the history of art.’

Claire has exhibited at Salon Acme and Material Art Fair, both in Mexico City.

Works by this artist

    Three Windows

    Three Windows

    $400
    Or in up to 10 installments
    Really Big Wave

    Really Big Wave

    $690
    Or in up to 10 installments
    Rainbows, clouds, flags, and the fossilised leg of a giant insect

    Rainbows, clouds, flags, and the fossilised leg of a giant insect

    $460
    Or in up to 10 installments
    Butterfree

    Butterfree

    $400
    Or in up to 10 installments
    Tide

    Tide

    $400
    Or in up to 10 installments
    Spontaneously Generating I

    Spontaneously Generating I

    $1,400
    Or in up to 10 installments
    My Little Exmoor Ponies

    My Little Exmoor Ponies

    $1,400
    Or in up to 10 installments
    Clod

    Clod

    $1,400
    Or in up to 10 installments
    Kaboom

    Kaboom

    $1,400
    Or in up to 10 installments
    Dolphins in Porlock Bay IV

    Dolphins in Porlock Bay IV

    $400
    Or in up to 10 installments
    Fountain I

    Fountain I

    $480
    Or in up to 10 installments
    Fresh Wide White

    Fresh Wide White

    $760
    Or in up to 10 installments
    Butterflies and Cave

    Butterflies and Cave

    $350
    Or in up to 10 installments
    Prehistoric Scene I

    Prehistoric Scene I

    $350
    Or in up to 10 installments
    Prehistoric Scene II

    Prehistoric Scene II

    $350
    Or in up to 10 installments
    Prehistoric Scene III

    Prehistoric Scene III

    $350
    Or in up to 10 installments
    Duck

    Duck

    $480
    Or in up to 10 installments