- ONLINE EXHIBITION
To accompany her exhibition 'Measuring Infinity' Chloe Sells has made a group of 25 hand painted contact prints to be included in a concurrent online show of the same title. Each of the images is taken in the same Makgadikgadi Salt Pan in Botswana and is then worked over by hand with abstract drawings in various inks and paints, creating jewel-like studies for the larger embellished pieces included in the exhibition. These beautiful contact prints will be available to purchase from the Michael Hoppen Gallery website and will be on display at the gallery for the duration of the show.
Chloe Sells divides her time between her home in Botswana, Africa, where she photographs with a large format camera, and London, England, where she hand processes and prints her work. Each of her artworks is the result of her in-depth manipulation of the printing process in the darkroom, at once physical, spontaneous and deliberate. Her works are undeniably painterly and immediate, pushing the boundaries of process within the photographic medium.
Sells attended the Rhode Island School of Design, from which she graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography. She received her Masters in Fine Art from Central St. Martins in September 2011. Over the last twelve years she has lived and photographed on three continents, Asia, North America and Africa, and this travel has been integral to her artwork.