CORINNA BUTTON RE
Corinna Button completed a BA Honors degree in Fine Art at Leeds followed by a Post Graduate Advanced Printmaking in London. Button was elected member of Royal society of Painters and Printmakers and has exhibited in solo and mixed shows Internationally, presenting works in printmaking, painting, and sculpture. Her work is held in noteworthy collections including the permanent collections of Victoria and Albert Museum, London, The Jiangsu Art Museum, China, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, The University of Aberystwyth, Wales, The BBC and Castle Lesley, Ireland. She has garnered recognition with awards, including The Hector Purchase Prize, The University of Aberystwyth print prize, ‘Voices’ top Prize for life painting, USA and Dry Red Press, London, Publishing award. Button’s work is featured in several publications e.g. ‘Extraordinary Sketchbooks’ and ‘Printmaker’s Secrets’ (Published by A&C Black) Her work can also be found in many private collections worldwide. Button lives and works in London. People are the subjects of my work, with a focus on women and the blurring and shifting boundaries between the private and public experience.
My inspiration is drawn from daily encounters and observations such as social gatherings, images and snippets on social media. All these influences generate ideas for themes that I can build upon, “dress-up” and weave into my work. I paint directly on my print plates with carborundum grits, I score and gouge out areas then sand back; I apply varnish, enamel paint, textured pastes and collage; it is a prolonged process of concealment and discovery. Everything about the way I work (both technique and subject) is motivated by the desire to reveal or “bring something to light.” Thus my process involves layering then scraping back, building then excavating; otherwise peeling back layers to “carve out” and reveal something hidden beneath the surface.