Artlab is a collaboration between artists Charlotte Cullinan and Jeanine Richards, established in 1997. Their work employs a range of traditional methods including painting, sculpture, performance and photography to explore social, political and familial histories, both personal and shared.
Artlab’s artist-run space ‘The Savage School Gallery’ opened in October 2006 at 7 Vyner Street, London E2, as part of an ongoing investigation into the varied platforms of art making. Indeed much of their practise aims to involve other work and provide support for other artists.
Solo Exhibitions in London have included ‘Objects from the Old Regime’ Ritter/ Zamet (2005). ‘Independent Republic’ M.O.T. Gallery (2005) ‘Iglesia Universal’ INIVA, (2002) and group shows have included ‘Edge of the Real’, Whitechapel Gallery (2004) and ‘Summer Daze’, South London Gallery (2005).
Internationally, Cullinan + Richards are known for specifically commissioned works such as ‘Free State Cinema’ for ‘Ambulantes’ - Museum of Contemporary Art, Seville (2004), ‘En Plein Air’ - 11th Biennial of Visual Art, Pancevo, Serbia (2004) and ‘Cinema of the Mind, a project for prisoners’ made in Louisiana and Mississippi, USA (2001).
Existing or coming into being at the same period; of today or of the present. The term that designates art being made today.
Work of art made with paint on a surface. Often the surface, also called a support, is a tightly stretched piece of canvas, paper or a wooden panel. Painting involves a wide range of techniques and materials, along with the artist's intellectual concerns effecting the content of a work.
A three-dimensional work of art. Such works may be carved, modelled, constructed, or cast. Sculptures can also be described as assemblage, in the round, relief, and made in a huge variety of media. Contemporary practice also includes live elements, as in Gilbert & George 'Living Sculpture' as well as broadcast work, radio or sound sculpture.