Chalk Gallery asks our Guest Artist, Tanya Gomez about her ceramic works and her beautiful pieces currently in Chalk Gallery
What is the theme behind your work at Chalk Gallery?
The fundamental theme about my work is water, the sea.
Seascape,Colour, Light, Fluidity, Movement, Density, Depth, Sublime, Emotion, Volume
Where do you go to collect the inspiration behind your work?
My experience at sea and travelling within my twenties have been a large piece of my inspiration. The sea, surrounding landscape and nature absorb into my work but not necessary are obvious. Techniques, processes and challenging the clay also spur on ideas.
Describe the process behind your artwork in the Chalk Gallery
All work is thrown porcelain on a wheel. Mainly thrown in sections, joined together and then manipulated to create dynamism. I use porcelain for its silky fine qualities and as a white canvas to spray warm, alluring glazes on that have a sense of depth.
Describe your studio space
I am very fortunate to have the studio at the back of the house. I call it my ship as everything has a place for it and has to be put back otherwise there isn’t enough space to work.
My favorite thing about it is that it is a fully functional studio where I can do most things and very lucky to have it so close to home. Clay is like having children you have to keep nurturing them and going back to the work so if travel time is shorten then it is much easier to finish things off.
What achievements are you most proud of?
Apart from having two healthy beautiful children. My recent show at Collect Open, Saatchi Gallery that was in February. Here I produced, A Day. A 5m x 3m installation comprising of 35 ceramic vessels arranged on a long mantel piece set against a digitally printed fabric wall panel.
Which other artists/ art movements / writers/ musicians most influence your artistic practice?
Jean Francois Filloux
Recent exhibitions that have inspired me
Hella Jongerius Design museum
Rachel Whiteread Tate Britain
What is your favourite thing about Chalk Gallery?
That it is a group of artist working together to get their work seen. A very well professional organization and that is what I think is unique about the Chalk Gallery.
To see more of Tanya’s work click here.