Sorel, 2018, Framed

In this framed collage, multidisciplinary artist Phoebe Collings-James draws on her familial roots in Jamaica. Collings-James examines the complex relationships between identity and place, using the term “diasporic fantasy” which she describes as “the in-between space of the varied identities that make us whole. For me, it gives a sense of stability to the inevitable pain and disappointments of diasporic feeling.” This work was first shown in Collings-James’s first New York solo show Expensive Shit presented at 315 Gallery in 2017.

Phoebe Collings-James, b. 1987, lives and works in London. She has shown work internationally, including exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, 315 Gallery, New York; Arcadia Missa, London; the Venice Biennale; Liste Art Fair, Basel; and most recently a solo show at Camden Art Centre. Collings-James has had performances and screenings at the Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Sonic Acts, Amsterdam; Café Oto, London; and Palais de Tokyo, Paris. She has released original productions with SERAFINE369 and Takuroku Records. Collings-James’ Mudbelly ceramics studio encompasses a shop and a teaching facility offering free ceramics courses for Black people in London, taught by Black ceramicists.

Collage and oil pastel on paper, bespoke wood frame

12.75" x 11.50"