Quartet by Melissa Wraxall
Installation of four 5cm x 5cm abstract oil paintings in yellow green orange blue and indigo, on angled pine blocks.
My recent work, intensely coloured expressionist abstraction, has developed gradually out of the painterly, gestural, figurative paintings and drawings of my MFA. Each layer of colour is an intuitive and improvisatory response to the last, balancing eye-popping contrasts, with subtle variations of hue and texture. My approach embraces chance and experimentation, using unconventional tools and techniques alongside brushes and palette knives. Titles are arrived at as the work develops but are not intended to limit interpretation. For me, these works represent a kind of conceptual freedom in this strange new pandemic-stricken world where, by necessity, our physical freedom is temporarily curtailed.
Oil on wood. Each painting is designed to hang inpidually, flush to the wall, using tiny mirror plates on reverse
12cm x 12 cm
This item was generously donated to Black Swan Arts during our Small & Affordable fundraising pop-up. Like many arts organisations, Black Swan Arts has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are a registered charity and currently receive no regular funding. We have very limited funds and rely heavily on volunteers and supporters. We are grateful to all who continue to support us through donations, purchase or giving their time to volunteer.