Contemporary Art Society consultancy was appointed by Stanhope PLC and the Crown Estate to acquire a major work for the reception foyer of their new building at Eagle Place in central London.
We researched and presented available works and arranged on-site viewings, leading to the selection of Clare Woods’ magnificent painting Difficult Field. This 3 x 4 metre work is characteristic of Woods’ renowned approach to landscape painting, with strong multi-hued washes overlaid by bold gestural sweeps of colour that give a depth and texture to the work. The painting complements the elegant interior fit out designed by Eric Parry Architects.
Clare Woods is internationally recognised for her affecting landscapes of overlooked locations: places no longer cultivated where nature begins to run its course again. Visually ambiguous and psychologically-charged, Woods continues a robust tradition of British landscape painting from Turner to Hockney.
The Contemporary Art Society commissioned Woods to execute a major piece of public art for the Olympic Park in 2012.