Furthering her enquiry into images of the dead, gleaned from both the internet and from books, Saville’s ‘Ghost Proof’ etchings have a more permanently disrupted surface than her ‘Ghost’ monoprints. Acids have been splashed onto the original photographic print from which the prints derive to literally rot and burn the man’s face so as to render features indistinguishable and raise questions about how we experience images of death. The title of ‘Ghost Proof’ may refer to the host image the artist has found and the processes of both aesthetic destruction and mortality itself.
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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.