Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij
About Claire Harvey
Claire Harvey describes her own practice as “following ideas that are ephemeral…moments that have gone, and the accumulation of particular acts.” Working across painting and installation, Harvey is best known for her miniature, monochromatic depictions of nondescript figures—drawn from newspapers, films, and magazines—lost in thought or performing small tasks, and echoing an ambiguous sense of loneliness and isolation. If not working on canvas, Harvey uses common, disposable, or semi-transparent materials in creating her works, such as clear tape, sticky tack, and Post-It notes, either applied directly onto walls or cast as partial silhouettes using overhead projectors.
British, b. 1976, United Kingdom, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands