Mai-Thu Perret

Watercolours
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‘Since the lockdown started, I have been mostly at home with my daughter and have been doing watercolours. There is something intimate and joyful, but also fragile and contingent in working in watercolour that seemed right for the moment. Something you can take up and fold at any moment, and that is almost as fast and immaterial as writing or thought. Just before everything stopped, I was working on a project making ceramic bowls with my students at the art school in Geneva, so drawing tea ceremony chawans was a way to continue this now impossible project, even if just on paper.’


- Mai-Thu Perret 

Artwork: Mai-Thu Perret, Untitled, 2020
Mai-Thu Perret
Untitled, 2020
Watercolour and graphite on paper
Framed: 43.4 x 35.2 cm (17 1/8 x 13 7/8 in.)
Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery
Ben Westoby
Artwork: Mai-Thu Perret, Chawan II, 2020
Mai-Thu Perret
Chawan II, 2020
Watercolour and graphite on paper
Framed: 35.2 x 43.4 cm (13 7/8 x 17 1/8 in.)
Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery
Ben Westoby
Artwork: Mai-Thu Perret, Untitled I, 2020
Mai-Thu Perret
Untitled I, 2020
Watercolour and graphite on paper
Framed: 43.4 x 35.2 cm (17 1/8 x 13 7/8 in.)
Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery
Ben Westoby
Artwork: Mai-Thu Perret, Untitled II, 2020
Mai-Thu Perret
Untitled II, 2020
Watercolour and graphite on paper
Framed: 43.4 x 35.2 cm (17 1/8 x 13 7/8 in.)
Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery
Ben Westoby
Artwork: Mai-Thu Perret, Chawan IV, 2020
Mai-Thu Perret
Chawan IV, 2020
Watercolour and graphite on paper
Framed: 35.2 x 43.4 cm (13 7/8 x 17 1/8 in.)
Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery
Ben Westoby
Artwork: Mai-Thu Perret, Untitled, 2020
Mai-Thu Perret
Untitled, 2020
Watercolour and graphite on paper
Framed: 46.9 x 39.3 cm (18 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.)
Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery
Ben Westoby
Artwork: Mai-Thu Perret, Untitled, 2020
Mai-Thu Perret
Untitled, 2020
Watercolour and graphite on paper
Framed: 46.2 x 39.4 cm (18 1/4 x 15 1/2 in.)
Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery
Ben Westoby
Artwork: Mai-Thu Perret, Chawan V, 2020
Mai-Thu Perret
Chawan V, 2020
Watercolour and graphite on paper
Framed: 35.2 x 43.4 cm (13 7/8 x 17 1/8 in.)
Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery
Ben Westoby
Artwork: Mai-Thu Perret, Untitled III, 2020
Mai-Thu Perret
Untitled III, 2020
Watercolour and graphite on paper
Framed: 43.4 x 35.2 cm (17 1/8 x 13 7/8 in.)
Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery
Ben Westoby
Artwork: Mai-Thu Perret, Untitled, 2020
Mai-Thu Perret
Untitled, 2020
Watercolour and graphite on paper
Framed: 43.4 x 35.2 cm (17 1/8 x 13 7/8 in.)
Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery
Ben Westoby
Artwork: Mai-Thu Perret, Chawan I, 2020
Mai-Thu Perret
Chawan I, 2020
Watercolour and graphite on paper
Framed: 35.2 x 43.4 cm (13 7/8 x 17 1/8 in.)
Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery
Ben Westoby
Artwork: Mai-Thu Perret, Untitled, 2020
Mai-Thu Perret
Untitled, 2020
Watecolour and graphite on paper
Framed: 43.4 x 35.2 cm (17 1/8 x 13 7/8 in.)
Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery
Ben Westoby
Artwork: Mai-Thu Perret, Chawan VI, 2020
Mai-Thu Perret
Chawan VI, 2020
Watercolour and graphite on paper
Framed: 35.2 x 43.4 cm (13 7/8 x 17 1/8 in.)
Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery
Ben Westoby
Artwork: Mai-Thu Perret, Chawan III, 2020
Mai-Thu Perret
Chawan III, 2020
Watercolour and graphite on paper
Framed: 35.2 x 43.4 cm (13 7/8 x 17 1/8 in.)
Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery
Ben Westoby
ABOUT MAI-THU PERRET

Mai-Thu Perretwas born in 1976 in Geneva, Switzerland and studied at Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK and the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York, NY. In 2018 she was the recipient of the Paul Boesch Art Prize, Bern, Switzerland. Recent solo exhibitions include Le Portique – Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain du Havre, Le Havre, France (2020); Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany (2019); Spike Island, Bristol, UK (2019); MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland (2018); Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX (2016); Kunsthaus Aarau, Aarau, Switzerland (2011); MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland (2011); Le Magasin, Grenoble, France (2011) and The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL (2006). In 2011 she took part in ILLUMInations at the 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, curated by Bice Curiger. Her work is housed in major international collections including Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, The Netherlands; Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland; Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA; Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA.

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