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We want to make high-quality contemporary art accessible to the many rather than the few. We do this by commissioning fine artists to design original wallpapers. Wallpaper has generally been thought of as background rather than foreground – but not at CommonRoom. Our wallpapers are designed to challenge and excite. Just like every great artwork.
Meet the Artists
Edward Bawden CBE RA (1903–1989) was one of the most significant artists of his time. His long career spanned much of of the twentieth century, and comfortably straddled boundaries between the fine and applied arts. In 1922 he entered the Royal College on the same day as Eric Ravilious who remained a friend for life. They had the good fortune to be taught by Paul Nash. During the following decade he designed wallpapers for the Curwen Press, tiles for Poole Potteries and posters for the Underground. His work was inspired by nature, often with a hint of the mythical and mischievous humour as is evident in his ‘Wave’ wallpaper.Bawden's Wave wallpaper is now available to buy from CommonRoom.
Susie Green (born 1979, Shrewsbury, UK) studied BA Fine Art at Newcastle University (2002) and MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (2009).
Exhibitions and projects include Dwarling, my Darling (performance with Rory Pilgrim as The Brilliant State), Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, All Out of Love (screening with Simon Bayliss), Tate St Ives, End Cycle (performance with Rory Pilgrim), Flat Time House, London, Fluid Medium, performance at Spike Island, Bristol, Double Dare: Day & Night, (performance with Dawn Bothwell), BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, The Decorator and the Thief, NGCA Sunderland, Space Time: The Future, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge,Tip of the Iceberg, Contemporary Art Society, London, Visible Hands, Ilmin Museum, Seoul, New Contemporaries, Cornerhouse Manchester and A Foundation, London.
In 2017 she had a solo show at Grand Union, Birmingham and in 2018 at Workplace Gallery, GatesheadSusie has designed Ribbons Wrap You Up for CommonRoom susiegreen.co.uk