Executed in 2009, this work is from an edition of 31 unique multiples. Working from images of dead bodies gleaned on the internet and from books, Saville is preoccupied with restoring such temporal moments of death back into lively objects. Her work deals with the archetypes, symbolism and rituals around how we experience images of death and how these images have a totemic quality. Her Ghost prints have been disrupted by being drawn on, burned or cut, in many ways changing the mark making process and adding an element of risk to the coherence of the final image. The title for the monoprints, 'Ghost', is a suggestion of the transient, fluid nature of this process and a play on its obvious, more macabre, reference.
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Boo Saville was born in 1980 in Norwich and obtained her BA in Fine Art Painting from The Slade School of Fine Art in 2004. In 2008 she was nominated for the Sovereign European Art Prize.
Recent solo exhibitions include Laid Bare, Martin Summers Fine Art, London, 2008 and Butter Sunk, Trolley Gallery, London, 2009. Recent group exhibitions include Sweet Sheets, Zelle Art Contemporea, Palermo, Italy, 2007; Saatchi Online Stand, Form Art Fair, London, 2008 and Death, Take Courage Gallery, London, 2008.