We are pleased to present Alignment, the first solo exhibition of works at Arundel Contemporary by Cambridge-based artist Clare Crouchman.
”As an adult with ADHD, I have a very active and busy mind. My personal experience of alignment is
when various factors are in order in my brain. Sometimes this happens spontaneously, but often it is
connected to various lifestyle elements; diet, exercise and mindfulness are all involved in helping me
reach this state. When I am out of alignment, I feel stressed, anxious and unsure of myself. When I
am in alignment, I feel strong in my ideas and centred.
‘Alignment’ has much in common with what psychologists call ‘the flow state’ or ‘being in the zone’.
This is a mental state where, under the right conditions, you become fully immersed in whatever you
My creative practice involves putting forms and lines into an order. There is no right or wrong, but a
point is reached when things are in the correct order, and I feel it intuitively. Everything is in a
constant state of flux, but just for that split second, things are right and feel aligned.
In this new collection of work, lines and repetitive patterns form the structure for floating ethereal
shapes. I have included iridescent particles and phosphorescent pigments mixed into the paint as
well as resins, which create a contrast of surface texture. The formations visually embody this sense
of alignment. The aligned form then takes on its own life and becomes an energetic entity in its own
My paintings are meditative and contemplative objects that I hope will help create this sense of
alignment in the viewer”.
MATRIX IV, 2021
MATRIX III, 2021
MATRIX II, 2021
MATRIX I, 2021
TRANSVERSE III, 2021
TRANSVERSE II, 2021
TRANSVERSE 1, 2021
FORMATION I, 2021
FORMATION II, 2021
FORMATION III, 2021.
ALIGNMENT II, 2021
ALIGNMENT 1, 2021