Have you met…Louise Blyton?


Sugarland Dry pigment on linen on board dimensions variable 2011

Louise Blyton, Sugarland
Dry pigment on linen on board
dimensions variable
2011

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Louise Blyton.

Louise Blyton, Sugarland Dry pigment on linen on board dimensions variable 2011

Louise Blyton, Sugarland
Dry pigment on linen on board
dimensions variable
2011

Louise Blyton is an Australian artist. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

completed at a 2 month residency in New York. November and December 2013.

Louise Blyton, completed at a 2 month residency in New York. November and December 2013.

Statement

“I have long harboured a love of raw pigments; the amazing saturation of true colour, the intense matteness and the physicality they possess. Similarly, I am drawn to the tactile texture and historical significance of linen, which evokes in me a certain romance. Linen provided a substrate with a rawness and simplicity that partnered beautifully with raw pigments. Both materials have been chosen for their purity, which allows their innate aesthetic to resonate in the work. The reductive nature evident in these materials allows the simplicity of their form, colour and composition to become central, creating works that evoke a sense of quiet. More recently, I have incorporated three-dimensional forms and multiple surfaces into my work. This has brought a more interactive quality between the work and its environment, creating a discursive relationship between the viewer, the work and the subtleties of surrounding light and shadow. The installed pieces become stoic, meditative and silent; they are for reflection.” LB

completed at a 2 month residency in New York. November and December 2013.

Louise Blyton, completed at a 2 month residency in New York. November and December 2013.

Other material relating to Louise Blyton.

Artist website: louiseblyton.com.au

Artist Blog: louiseblyton.blogspot.com.au

Art Orbiter: Louise Blyton

ENP 5: Louise Blyton

Art Re-Source: Louise Blyton

Point B, Williamsburg: Louise Blyton

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