Figure in Sleep
About Caroline Deane
Caroline Deane is a London based artist who graduated from The British School in Rome, Beijing's Central Academy of Art and received a Masters degree at London's Byam Shaw School of Art. She also trained in India and at China's Academy of Fine Arts.
Deane is a classically influenced contemporary artist and draws inspiration from ancient Chinese philosophy – more the ideas behind traditional oriental painting than the actual paintings themselves. She is married to Chinese artist Qu Leilei and frequently visits China.
In recent years, Caroline has increasingly become focused on the exploration of the human figure, balancing the muted subtle tones of the human flesh with at times strikingly colourful drawing surfaces. Her approach in all her work is to first explore “what it feels like” then “what it looks like”. In the first stage her drawings are completely abstract. In the latter stage, they become more structured, representational pieces.