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Concrete Ball (2012)

Phoebe Unwin

acrylic, powder pastel and acrylic pumice gel on canvas

Southampton City Art Gallery

Concrete Ball (2012)

© Phoebe Unwin. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2024 © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Wilkinson Gallery





Acrylic pumice gel, Pastel, Canvas, Acrylic


70.3 x 80.5 cm


Presented by the Contemporary Art Society in honour of Paul Hobson (Director, Contemporary Art Society, 2007-2013), 2013

Ownership history:

Purchased from the Wilkinson Gallery, London by the Contemporary Art Society, in honour of Paul Hobson (Director, Contemporary Art Society, 2007-2013), 2013; presented to Southampton City Art Gallery, 2013
Concrete Ball comes from a body of work focused on material relationship to image within painting, where the material itself is part of the subject of the painting. The title describes both the physicality of the painting and also what is pictured. In her words “I was interested in capturing a sensation of conflict: between lightness and heaviness, stillness and movement.” The concrete like effect is made with an artist’ acrylic medium called Pumice Gel. The washes are a combination of acrylic and poster pastel. As well as a contrast through texture the painting tracks physical movement giving the sensation and visual description of the ball moving across the picture plane.

All rights reserved. Any further use will need to be cleared with the rights holder. Permission granted to reproduce for personal and educational use only. Commercial copying, hiring, lending is prohibited.

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