Maker

Abigail Booth

Born in London in 1991, Abigail Booth studied Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art, the San Francisco Art Institute and Chelsea College of Art, where she graduated in 2013 as a painter and sculptor. Based in London, she runs her studio collective Forest + Found with her partner Max Bainbridge, that looks at landscape as a site of exchange between material and the maker. Working across textiles, drawing and painting, her work has its roots in the traditions of piecework and quilting, while drawing upon her background as a painter. Evoking simplicity and minimalism in the gesture and movement of the hand, her work seeks a connection to expansive landscape through the reflective nature of natural colour and her psychological relationship to place. The time-based nature of her work produces large-scale, meditative images that explore spatial compositions and the abstract plane of the deconstructed canvas.