Tassie is a contemporary artist living and working in Suffolk. She is best known for her large canvases with subdued colours and nuanced use of geometric forms. Influenced by global travel Tassie continually pushes the boundaries of colour, form and space. She is also a well respected photographer and printmaker.
In her work Tassie is exploring the association between physical and psychological place and space, and how we respond to it. She questions our human intervention in the landscape and sometimes exploitation of it. Traces of activity or fragments mark an imagined landscape; an archeology of presence. A contrast is set up between solid and fluid shapes, some blocking the view whilst others create a distant gaze. There is an experience of being inside and looking beyond, including the use of borrowed scenery in Japanese architecture creating fragile boundaries between dark interior space and light penetrating from outside. There is often a re-occurring symbol of the open window.
Tassie studied painting at the University of Kingston, cultural history at the Royal College of Art, postgraduate printmaking at the Slade School of Fine Art and photography at St Martins College of Art in London.
Her work has been widely shown and is held in private and public collections, including Clifford Chance LLP. She was awarded the Clifford Chance Purchase Prize selected personally by the late Sir Terry Frost. She has taught in universities in the UK and Australia.
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