Cherie Grist is a contemporary Abstract Expressionist artist documenting the many challenges of modern life
Cherie Grist is a contemporary Abstract Expressionist artist documenting the many challenges of modern life. She combines everything that inspires her – feelings and memories – all into one place with the aim of creating a perfect visual world for reflection and a moment of calm. Her work records the complexities of our existence in this accelerated, technological society by exploring themes of identity, purpose, escapism, and by eventually documenting her thoughts automatically, by instinct, in a range of scales and techniques.
“My works are combination of built-up expressive marks, geometric elements and rhythmic patterns which together form an equilibrium between chaos and calm, visually balancing the two languages. Each finished piece is a world that reaches out, drags you in and keeps you safe for a time before leaving you with a feeling of hope and purpose, stillness and calm”.
Cherie has been shortlisted for the John Moore’s Contemporary Painting Prize, the Cass Art Prize and The National Open Art prize. She studied Fashion Styling and photography at the University of Arts London and in 2015 co-foundered 104 Duke Street Studios an Artist studio gallery space in Liverpool city centre. Her work is in public and private collections and has been exhibited throughout the UK.