Artist Spotlight: Phoebe Boswell
25 March 2020
Supporting diversity in artistic practice is just as important to us during this time of uncertainty. Our Artist Spotlight series aims to highlight artists our team find inspirational.
Her expansive practice merges draftsmanship with digital technology to create layered, open works to house and celebrate stories like her own, stories often marginalised or othered by the (art) world's dominant voice. Born in Kenya to a Kikuyu mother and British Kenyan father, brought up in the Arabian Gulf and now living and working in London, her work is anchored to what she refers to as a "restless state of diasporic consciousness".
Through her work, Boswell reminds us that existing truthfully in this world is a struggle, and a constant search for liberating space. She points out something fundamental and often forgotten: that our very existence is a triumph and, despite the structural and systemic injustices that surround us, we are all, nonetheless, still here.
Phoebe Boswell Interview
Frieze Review of 'The Space Between Things' at Autograph
Visit her website here to discover more.
Image credit: Emile Holba