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CAROLINE CHRISTIE COXON

ARTIST STATEMENT 2022 

Actioning The Fluid Circle. Inviting & Observing Paint Behaviour.

The impossibility of creating the perfect circle with human action leads us to discover that the contours and imperfections are what makes the fluid gestured circle intriguing and beautiful. Fundamentally simple and complex this form is always irregular in execution, yet profound in balance, continuity, and sense of completeness. 

 

Through gesture - where mind, artist medium and body act together - an organic form, looping back into itself and evolving within fields of possibilities, comes to rest on the canvas.   

 

I experience the circle as a primal and potent motif which offers a portal into my works. The Circle holds powerful symbolic meaning across all cultures such as Global  

 

Community and Oneness. In Zen Buddhism an Enso is an uninhibited hand drawn circle to express a moment when mind is free to let the body create. The Enso symbolises absolute, enlightenment, elegance, the universe, and the void. 

  

My work is about Circularity and Process, communicating painterly happenings as visceral and dynamic, while celebrating the interconnectivity of all things. I focus on the visual media itself, and the circle motif – both constants in my practice for over two decades.  

 

I am drawn to the age-old medium of paint. There is history in paint fundamental to the beginnings of Art. Working with paint can be primal, visceral, intimate, and filled with potential for expression and observation.  

 

The core intention of my art practice is to facilitate and capture the spontaneous behavior of paint, in order to liberate the medium by exposure to unconventional techniques, so an expanding and unique visual language is revealed.  

 

At the core is fluidity, subject to effects such as density and flow in response to gravity and gradient; chemical mixing to induce various reactions and the results of desiccation ultimately suspending the event on the canvas surface.  

 

Pigmented substances are engaged as elemental and reactive; presented with scale and action. The process of making these paintings is not hidden but remains a prominent aspect of the completed work.  

 

Under the regard of the viewer my art is uniquely processed and given expression. I hope experiencing my work elicits something sensory and personal, a desire to reach and touch, respond and dialogue - to celebrate the intimacies paint brings.  

EDUCATION/BACKGROUND

2006-current

2006-2022

2011-2022 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1996-2006

1996-2006  

 

2016

 

1992 

 

1986 

Professional Visual Artist 

16 solo and 35 group art exhibitions. 

Independent representation and select collaborations. Select Private Art Curation and Art Commissions with artwork represented in public and private collections, including the Government of Australia, WA; the Anglican Church, Bethesda Hospital, Marco D’Orsogna Private Collection, Evan Kakulas Private Collection. Corporate commissioned public artworks include: 200 St George’s Terrace; 197 St George’s Terrace, Kewdale Central, The Boulevard Hotel.   

Owner-operator of commercial art gallery Code Red Art, Perth.  

Owner-operator of interior design studio Code Orange Design, Perth.  

Graduated Advanced Diploma Art Therapy – Ikon Institute, Australia. 

Graduated Bachelor of Art, Major Art History - University of Cape Town. 

Graduated Year 12 distinction in Art Practical and Art Theory. 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022

2021

2021

2019 

2018

2017 

2014 

2013 

2012 

2011 

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2008 

2007 

2006 

2006 

Kamile Gallery, Bayview Terrace, Claremont. 

Circle. Kamile Gallery, Cathedral Square, Perth.  

Independent, Bay View Terrace, Claremont. 

Old Cloisters Building, 200 St Georges Terrace. 

Current and Retrospective Independant. Hay Str, Subiaco. 

Independent Open Studio, Studio124 Collective, Mosman Park  

Independent, Bayview Terrace, Claremont  

Independent, Bayview Terrace, Claremont  

BMW by invitation, BMW Pavilion, Perth 

Independent Artist at Gallery Collective, Leura Ave, Claremont  

Axia Modern Art, Armadale, Melbourne. 

Outpourings’. Elements Art Gallery, Subiaco.  

Delve’. Harvest, North Fremantle.  

BMW Masterpiece by invitation, BMW Pavilion, Perth 

Slant’. Elements Art Gallery, Subiaco.  

Enter’. The Moore’s Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle.  

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022

2021

 

2021

2020

2017

2016

2012 

 

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2005

Kamile Gallery, Claremont. 

Juniper Galleries, WA. ‘Palette’ with Ayad Alqqaragholli, select works by late Robert Juniper. 

Perth Art UpMarket – Limited Editions. 

Perth Art UpMarket – Limited Editions. 

Swings and Round Abouts Gallery, Margret River  

Vitale Showcase, Applecross. Private exhibition.  

M Contemporary, Melbourne ‘Observation to Inspiration’ with Kate Elsey, Phil Elson and Xiouping Zhou.  

Aston Grove, Church Str, Melbourne  

Artist in Residence, Week of the Arts, Christchurch Grammar School 

Hale Art Exhibition. Perth 

26th Perth College Art Exhibition. Perth 

Elements Gallery, Perth. Artitude.  

Arq Artworks, Perth. Inspired Collective. 

Elements Gallery, Perth. Burswood Exhibition.  

Gadfly Gallery, Perth. Kenyan Fund.  

St Hilda’s Art Fair, WA artist and galleries event, Perth 

Arq Artworks, Perth. Inspired Collective

Artbox, Sydney. 

Fusion Gallery, Mandurah, WA. 

ABD Collective Gallery, Northbridge, Perth. 

Arq Artworks, Perth. Inspired Collective

Elements Art Gallery, Subiaco. 

The Great Deckchair Auction, Fremantle. Theatre fundraising.  

Artitude.  Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Perth. 

Elements Art Gallery, group exhibition, Kalgoorlie. 

Continuous representation/shows, Elements Art Gallery/Arq Artworks 

Tristans Gallery, Perth. Collective.  

Tristans Top 10. Tristans Gallery, Perth 

Artitude. Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Perth 

CelebriArt. Princess Margaret Hospital, Perth. 

Opening of Tristan’s Gallery, Perth Convention Centre. 

Arq Artworks, Perth. Inspired Collective.  

Tristan’s at Allandale’s, Perth. 

St Hilda’s 22nd Annual Art Exhibition. Tristans Gallery, Perth

Artitude Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Perth  

Code Red Art, Perth. Heart Foundation Charity Auction.