Dominating the tension between domestic and monumental space, artist Caroline Achaintre makes sculpture, in which her processes utilise methods associated with the applied arts. Intentionally undermining her subject matter she infuses the soft luxurious pleasure of handmade rug making embroidery and print into the hard edge of the primitive and psychologically wild subject matter she deploys. Not unlike the early avant-garde abstractionists her image and form are directly sourced from ethnography and then are carefully reworked displaying her interest in extending a dialogue with the object.
Caroline Achaintre, born in France currently lives and works in London. She has had solo shows at 'Mirko Mayer' Galerie in Cologne, Germany 2008 , 'Blow de la Barra', London 2008 and 'The Showroom', London 2005. Achaintre has exhibited internationally in group shows in New York, London, Shanghai and Paris. In 2009 she will take part in 'Freundeskreis' in Am Koppenplatz, Berlin.