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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Have you met…Terri Brooks?


Band of Verticals, 2013, oil and enamel on paper mache on canvas, 78 x 62 cm

Band of Verticals, 2013, oil and enamel on paper mache on canvas, 78 x 62 cm

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 Terri Brooks.

Terri Brooks lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Yellow Stripe, 2013, Oil and enamel on canvas, 39 x 39 cm. Private Collection, London

Yellow Stripe, 2013, Oil and enamel on canvas, 39 x 39 cm. Private Collection, London

Education
2010         Doctor of Philosophy by research, University of Ballarat
2005         Master of Arts by research, University of Ballarat accepted in full without change
2003         Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training, Northern Melbourne TAFE
1988         Graduate Diploma (Fine Art) with distinction, RMIT University
1987         Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) with distinction, RMIT University

Black and White Ribbons, 2012. Oil, enamel, pigment and PVA on canvas, 79 x 64 cm.

Black and White Ribbons, 2012. Oil, enamel, pigment and PVA on canvas, 79 x 64 cm.

“By favoring the common materials of house paint and pencils and employing techniques focused on weathering and found marks, Brooks creates rich, physical surfaces that address contemporary landscape abstraction’ Dion Johnson, 2011.”

Ribbons, 2011. Oil, enamel, pigment and PVA on canvas, 153 x 244 cm

Ribbons, 2011. Oil, enamel, pigment and PVA on canvas, 153 x 244 cm

Other material relating to Teri Brooks.

Artist website: terri-brooks.com

Blog: terri-brooks.blogspot.ca

Art Thoughts: Terri Brooks

Australian Art Review: Terri Brooks

Studio Critical: Terri Brooks

Steven Alexander Journal: Terri Brooks

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Have you met…Jonathan Christie?


Gouaches. 2013.

Gouaches. 2013.

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 Jonathan Christie.

Jonathan Christie is an Australian artist. He lives in Sydney Australia.

Gouache. 2013.

Gouache. 2013.

“I received an advanced diploma in fine arts during the mid 90s. I’ve a double major in philosophy and art history and theory from the University of Sydney. My current works are all small in scale, intentionally, using either digital media or gouache on paper. They explore the use of limited means. With the gouaches, for instance, I’ve been using a rectangle, 3/4″ wide, cut from acetate and have been using as a making template. Every mark or area of colour on the image must be painted within that template, though, of course, I allow myself freedom to move it around the paper. This allows the free generation of negative spaces, particularly where the paper is left bare. The negative space is the other, often overlooked player in the image.”

What Sol LeWitt Wouldn't Have Done. 2013.

What Sol LeWitt Wouldn’t Have Done. 2013.

My interest in the negative comes from my trade qualifications and work: I’m an architectural draftsman. Negative space is clearly important in architecture. But during studies at university, I became interested in its use by Michelangelo. Most (but not all) of his sculptures are made subtractively; he begins with a solid volume and then the entirety of his labour on a work is quite literally invested in removing what lies around the sculpture’ spinal form. Every strike of the hammer and chisel, every bit of final polishing, is expended in that task. He literally desists at the moment the final sculpture is touched. Now, the Sistine Chapel frescos are created additively. He begins with blank areas of plaster and applies areas of colour to them. But if you examine the wall or ceiling, it becomes evident how acutely his practice as a subtractive sculptor informs his painting. In fact it is a synthesis of the two modes.” JC

Gouaches. 2013.

Gouaches. 2013.

Other material relating to Jonathan Christie.

Artist website: Jonathan Christie

Just Another Painter: Jonathan Christie

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Have you met…Inga Dalrymple?


Introductions can be wonderful things. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends through an introduction. Sometimes you can be introduced to your new favorite food, television show, or artist. I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists.

The artist I’d like to introduce is the Australian painter Inga Dalrymple.

H Shape 2011 acrylic on canvas 20 x 25 cm(7"x9")

H Shape
2011
acrylic on canvas
20 x 25 cm(7″x9″)

Biography

Studied at National Art School, Sydney.

A studio based abstract artist, Inga’s work encompasses the disciplines of painting and drawing. Inga principally investigates sensory memory; setting up situations in which she can respond quickly and spontaneously, drawing heavily on the fleeting impressions and images she absorbs as she travels through interior, natural and urban spaces. A natural colourist, her work is the result of an intuitive practice in which the medium of paint – its infinite ability to be pushed and extended – is her central focus.

Bound 2011 acrylic on canvas 20 x 25 cm(7"x9")

Bound
2011
acrylic on canvas
20 x 25 cm(7″x9″)

Other material relating to Inga Dalrymple:

ahtcast podcast interview.

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