Sarah Gilman

Contemporary painter, Cheshire, UK

Lockdown 1: Mid Century Cupboard, 2020
Lockdown 1: Mid Century Cupboard, 2020

Oil on canvas on board 25.7x20.5cm £695

Process (triptych), 2018
Process (triptych), 2018

Oil on canvas on board 15 x 15cm (x 3) £1120

Trompe l'oeil of postcard on pink..
Trompe l'oeil of postcard on pink..

...after Harmen Steenwyck I 2020 Oil on canvas on board 20.3 x 15.2 cm £530

Trompe l'oeil of postcard on pink...
Trompe l'oeil of postcard on pink...

...after Harmen Steenwyck II 2020 Oil on canvas on board 20.3 x 15.2 cm £530

Still life of a painted sculpture, 2019
Still life of a painted sculpture, 2019

Oil on canvas on board 40.6 x 30.8 cm £800

Still life in the studio, 2020 .2
Still life in the studio, 2020 .2

Oil on canvas on board 40.8 x 30.7 cm £670

Trompe loeil sellotape on Purple Grey II, 2019
Trompe loeil sellotape on Purple Grey II, 2019

Oil on canvas on board 25.5 x 20.5 cm £650

Trompe loeil sellotape on green III, 2019.
Trompe loeil sellotape on green III, 2019.

Oil on canvas on board 20.5 x 15.5 cm £400

Trompe Loeil of Studio Images II
Trompe Loeil of Studio Images II

2019 Oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm £1500

Lockdown 1 Flora 1, 2020
Lockdown 1 Flora 1, 2020

Oil on canvas on board 20.5 x 15.5 cm £495

Pretty in Pink, 2018
Pretty in Pink, 2018

Oil on board 20.5 x 25.3 cm £650

Pretty in Pink, side view, 2018
Pretty in Pink, side view, 2018
Lockdown 1 Exterior Wall, 2020
Lockdown 1 Exterior Wall, 2020

Oil on canvas 30x25cm £725

Sellotape on purple-grey
Sellotape on purple-grey

Oil on canvas board 25.5x20.5cm £650

Blue, 2018
Blue, 2018

Oil on canvas 15x15cm £375

Untitled, 2019
Untitled, 2019

Oil on canvas 20x20cm £650

Plaid, 2018
Plaid, 2018

Oil on canvas 20x20cm £650

Sellotape on purplegrey #1, 2019
Sellotape on purplegrey #1, 2019

Oil on canvas 20x25cm £700

Cross Head Screw #2
Cross Head Screw #2

Oil on canvas 20x20cm £400

Flat Head Screw #2.
Flat Head Screw #2.

Oil on canvas 20x25cm £450

Telephone Socket
Telephone Socket

Oil on canvas 20x25cm £650

Cross Head Screw #1
Cross Head Screw #1

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About the Artist

Sarah Gilman’s recent painting practice has explored the relation of trompe l'oeil to the genre of still-life painting. The French term meaning ‘to deceive the eye’ is used to describe paintings that are intended to fool the viewer into believing, if only for a moment, that what they see is the projection of a three dimensional object into real space, rather than an illusion held on the surface of a flat plane. Directly influenced by the paintings of 17th century still-life painters, such as Cornelius Gijsbrechts and Samuel van Hoogstraten, Gilman, however, situates her painting within contemporary discourses surrounding the still-life genre.

Gilman’s use of trompe l’oeil reminds us, after the initial encounter with illusion - an appreciation of the artfulness of illusion, that this mimetic project ultimately leads us back to the material of paint. In this sense Gilman’s practice could be described as an interest in the relation between painting and cognitive self-reflexivity – the mechanics of painting by which we are made aware of the fact that we are thinking about the act of looking and we are thinking about this act of thinking. Another kind of painting that promotes this self-reflexivity, and one that Gilman’s current painting explores is the meta-picture – pictures within pictures.

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