Celia Hempton - Colby

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2015
Hand Lithograph, printed on a traditional Lithographic Press in 15 Colours
Printed on Somerset Satin 300gsm archival paper with hand torn edges
Image Size: 300mm x 250mm
Paper Size: 420mm x 380mm
Edition of 100 (plus 15 Artists Proofs) 
Signed and numbered by the artist
Published by Studio Voltaire
Produced by Atelier Ji
Printed by Nutmeg Editions


Celia Hempton’s small paintings explore the nature of pornography and intimate images in the internet age. Her very painterly, cropped images of genitalia, whether covered by a hand or brazenly splayed out on a bed, always raise questions beyond the obvious.

In this exclusive edition for Studio Voltaire, Celia Hempton has worked with the gay porn star and artist Colby Keller, who posed for the artist over a number of days during a visit to London. Hempton strong distinctive palette is evident in her new edition. The artists worked with a master printmakers Bennett & Mathew in London to produce this 15 colour etching.

Hempton is represented by Southard Reid, London; Galleria Lorcan O’Neill,Rome; and Galerie Sultana, Paris.

Published by Studio Voltaire a non-profit gallery and artist studios based in Clapham, South London. The organisation focuses on contemporary arts, staging a celebrated public programme of exhibitions, performances, and live events, which are provided free of charge. Studio Voltaire invests in the production of new work and often gives artists their first opportunity for a solo exhibition in London. The gallery space is housed in a Victorian former Methodist Chapel and artist commissions frequently take the form of site-specific installation, focusing on the unique architecture of the space. Studio Voltaire also provides affordable workspace to over 40 artists and hosts artist residencies with a variety of national and international partners.