Still lives – drawing and painting workshop

Sat 12 Oct 2024, 11am – 3pm
Free and open to all
SPACE Ilford
Book here

Join artist Isha Bøhling to bring your personal stories to life through drawing and painting with colour, pattern and light. Responding to Kenneth Lam’s exhibition A seat at our table, participants will be involved in a still life drawing and painting exercise that will be both an individual and collective experience as stories are revealed through the creative process. You are welcome to bring in an object of personal meaning or interest which will become the focus of an artwork and part of a joint installation that explores overlooked histories and the patterns around us. All abilities welcome. 

Isha Bøhling is an artist based in London who works in painting, drawing and sculptural sound installation. Her work investigates meaning behind pattern. Drawing directly with geometry in her paintings and light installations, she uses colour and repetition forms in an intuitively led process. Similarly, random sounds become musical compositions in her installations. Spoken word expands into song narratives giving voice to overlooked past histories heard through found objects. Recurring themes explore non linear time patterns and our temporality, while questioning ideas around progress in our fragile climate. In the process she exposes a certain fragility as she explores the invisible patterns ‘behind the bigger picture’ on both the macro and micro level, real and abstract.

Isha has exhibited nationally and internationally, most notably at The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery; David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen; Dilston Grove, London; Kunstraum Baden, Zurich; Pierogi Gallery, New York; The Soap Factory, Minneapolis; The Recoleta Museum, Buenos Aires; and Rua Sympatica, Sao Paulo Brazil. She was awarded the Freelands Foundation Award in 2020 and shortlisted for the East London Painting Prize. In 2014 she was shortlisted for the John Moores, Celeste and Red Mansion Prize. She was in the Gongju Biennale, South Korea. Isha graduated with an MA in Fine Arts from Central St Matins. She has a SPACE studio in East London.