Originally trained as a sculptor, painter Clare Woods (b. 1972) is particularly concerned with how forms exist in space. She first gained recognition in the 1990s for her large-scale oil-on-aluminum paintings. For years, she drew inspiration from her own landscape photography practice. Around 2011, Woods turned her focus to the human figure, drawing inspiration from books, the internet, and found photographs. Her bright, visceral paintings are often paired with titles that suggest darker undertones. For instance, her series “New Problems” (2020) depicts snapshots of the interior of a home, focusing on details such as a glittering chandelier or a darkened window. Woods was commissioned by the Contemporary Art Society to create a ceramic mural for the London 2012 Olympic Park, and has exhibited her work around the world.