“Colour is the most important non-verbal communication” – John Gage, “Colour and Culture.”
Virginia Bodman used colour and the erotics of paint to create an all-female cast of characters whose dresses hints at a variety of meanings and possibilities. The figures were drawn from a range of historic and contemporary sources and made to act out obscure dramas in spaces that hint at the exotic, the domestic and the dislocated, suggesting a series of scenarios defined by their uncertain outcome.
Bodmon is an artist fascinated by the histories and processes of painting, in particular the colour and materiality of paint. She lives in Sunderland where she has a studio, and was a senior lecture the University of Sunderland from 1990-2018.