11 March 2018
An exhibition of work by Fiona Clasen will be held at the Dunblane Museum this Easter. It will be the second solo venture held at the venue by the Bridge of Allan based artist. All the works being shown are new, completed over the past two years, during which time Fiona also spent some time living and working in Berlin.
‘A central strand to my work is the still life. I am drawn to objects which have belonged to people I have known.
Beautiful, fragile ephemera, much valued by their owners, though perhaps too precious to have been used often. When placed in an interior space, in muted daylight, the atmosphere created is intriguing. There is a poignant, elegiac quality to these pieces, evocative of the past and its traditions, and symbolic of the transience of our existence.
Similarly, in my landscape works, and sea and cloudscapes, I attempt to capture the spirit of the light, of the ever-changing mood.
I work mainly in soft pastel. I love the purity of pigment, and vividness of colour that the medium provides, as well as its tactile nature.’