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7 July – 8 September 2018

London-based Caroline Achaintre’s watercolours and prints sit at the heart of a multi-disciplinary practice, which also traverses textiles and ceramics. Renowned for working in vibrant colour and potent imagery, Achaintre’s work often evokes a subversive spirit of carnival, creating an atmosphere that is simultaneously playful and absurd.

While drawing on traditional European festivals, still a regular, seasonal occurrence in towns and villages throughout the continent, often typified by centuries-old customs and darkly-fantastical costume, the artist simultaneously makes links to contemporary sub-cultural strands of sci-fi, the goth-metal scene, psychedelia and horror films.

A selection of her paintings are shown in Rochdale to celebrate a progressive, female artist in continued ascendancy following her inclusion in the British Art Show 2016 and a solo exhibition at the Baltic, Gateshead.

Wimper is kindly supported by Arcade, London.