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Back of Woman in White Blouse. Reach, Waver, Peek Series

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Chloe Gough

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Back of Woman in White Blouse. Reach, Waver, Peek Series by Chloe Gough
Waterbased wood stain, ink, acrylic and pencil
106 x 92 cm

Reg. Number: NHSL02380

In the NHS Lothian collection.


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Chloe Gough (b.1986) is a young British artist from Aberdeenshire who uses the human figure as her subject. Her artworks focus on body language, be it the placement of an arm or the shape of a hand. She rebels against the traditional portrait in which it is the eyes which capture the attention of the onlooker. Without the eyes, personality and emotion is conveyed through parts of the body, which she claims are often overlooked.

Her portraits are carefully composed, sometimes with an object becoming the centre view point. She also conveys feeling and personality through colour. Chloe paints with water-based paints on wood, and also makes prints. After completing her undergraduate in Fine Art, Philosophy and Contemporary Practice at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee (2009) and her Masters of Fine Art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, USA, she has received several awards and now works full time with her art.

Chloe was the first artist selected by the RSA to be presented in a series of online exhibitions in October 2012. The exhibitions featured original paintings and etchings, and two short films were commissioned to profile Chloe, her influences and processes, and to demonstrate the creation of some original prints. She first exhibited with the RSA in 2010, along with 60 other artists, for the New Contemporaries Exhibition where she was awarded the Gordon Memorial Prize and the ERI Prize.

Chloe works mostly with ink and acrylic on wood, delicately portraying a different kind of portraiture which engages the viewer and provokes a distinct emotional interaction. She currently lives and works in Aberdeenshire.
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NHS Lothian provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services for the second largest residential population in Scotland.

We believe creativity, arts and design should be woven into all our work as there is good evidence that these have a positive effect on wellbeing and health.

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