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India Ritchie

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Domestic Electric, 2012 Screen Print. Ed:15 70x56cm © India Ritchie 2012
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The Big Sleep, 2012 Screen Print. Ed: 10 70x56cm © India Ritchie 2012
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I'm A Professional (Gloves), 2012 Screen Print. Ed: 10 60x42cm © India Ritchie 2012
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Wash, 2011 Washstand/jug/bowl/thames River Water N/a © India Ritchie 2011
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Wash (detail), 2011 Washstand/jug/bowl/thames River Water N/a © India Ritchie 2011
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Book Illustration no.1 (The Swan), 2011 Screen Print / Drawing. Ed: 6 45x45cm © India Ritchie 2011
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Book Illustration no.2 (Lake Water), 2011 Screen Print / Drawing. Ed: 6 45x45cm © India Ritchie 2011
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sometimes you just want to shut the mess away don't you?, 2011 Dolls House 48x50x67cm © India Ritchie 2011
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sometimes you just want to shut the mess away don't you?, 2011 Dolls House 48x50x67cm © India Ritchie 2011
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Peony, 2010 Acrylic on Board 250x115cm © India Ritchie 2010
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Peony (detail), 2010 Acrylic on Board 250x115cm © India Ritchie 2010
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Bird And Anemone, 2011 Pencil and Ink Drawing 45x45cm © India Ritchie 2011
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Brother Rabbit, 2010 Pencil and Ink Drawing 45x45cm © India Ritchie 2010
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Behaviour Patterns, 2009 Armchair/coffee Table/cup/digital Print/screen Print N/a © India Ritchie 2009
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Behaviour Patterns (detail), 2009 Armchair/coffee Table/cup/digital Print/screen Print N/a © India Ritchie 2009
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Behaviour Patterns (detail), 2009 Armchair/coffee Table/cup/digital Print/screen Print N/a © India Ritchie 2009
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Dinnertime At My House 1995 To 1996, 2009 Screen Print. Ed: 5 46x38cm © India Ritchie 2009
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Greetings From India, 2009 Screen Print. Ed: 10 20x25cm © India Ritchie 2009
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printmaking, installation, conceptual
Statement

My work explores the notion of ‘contamination’, whether it’s the instinctive physical or psychological reaction to substances/situations that we perceive to be threatening, or the idea that an object or space can be ‘contaminated through association’, in other words, how the knowledge of an object or space’s use can alter our perception of it. The scene of a violent crime being a good example of this.

I use mostly domestic scenes/objects in my work. The home not only plays an integral part of the majority of people’s everyday routine, it also acts as a platform for social and community relations, as well as holding a significant position within psychological and cultural research. The home, how it is ordered and presented, is often taken as an indicator of the inhabitant’s personality, their social standing, even the state of their mental health.

In reference to contamination, the home is an interesting subject. In terms of physical contamination, there is a great deal of continuing research into social and cultural standards in relation to ‘clean’ domestic practices, and a huge financial market in the production and marketing of hygiene products which utilises this research. Beyond the physical however, how the home is presented in terms of order/disorder, its placement or position (in terms of hierarchy) within the community, and the events that take place within it, can affect the perception of the inhabitant. The space can in effect contaminate the inhabitant through the association of one with the other, and vice-versa.