Louise giovanelli Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Louise giovanelli
Live in: manchester, United Kingdom
Artworks for sale: 54.00
Louise giovanelli Artist Bio:
[email protected] As a painter, I am primarily concerned with the visual and aesthetic energy of the painted surface. I engage with perceptual aspects of the medium, attempting to foreground - colour, shape and form, movement and tension. I love how painting operates as a continued dialogue between these faucets, functioning as a highly sophisticated system of expression. The formation of my paintings has developed out a relationship to photography. By staging my own photographs, I am able to control and manipulate the visual stimulus for the painting. The photograph thus acts as coordinates - starting points to be transcribed by paint. This is an attempt to add weight and meaning to mechanised surfaces, and therefore represents a rejection of industrialised processes which have been played out in various ways from Warhol to Wade Guyton. My work is an examination of the sensorial possibilities of paint. I hope to draw attention to the question of materiality. Oscillating between representation and abstraction, as if to present quick glimpses into another reality, I want my paintings to vacillate within this zone of uncertainty, as this presents (for me) painting at its most dynamic, difficult and problematic. I strive to be suggestive, only alluding to a narrative. I am trying to exploit a filmic quality- to pare down and develop slowly resonating ‘scenes’, providing space for contemplation. I ask the viewer to slow down - in contrast to the current climate of image proliferation. I see painting as a chance to capitalise on paints physical and pliable nature. To use paint as a conduit for the transmission of ideas is to carry with it an inherent evocation to history. It is loaded, charged with meaning. I see the current climate for painting as incredibly exciting. Painting can no longer be delimited and has become a highly personalised activity, with its character dependent upon the artist. It is encouraging to feel that my practice is operating within this sphere. I feel that paints pliant and elastic nature can accommodate my ideas while allowing my practice to shift and change as I develop.