artists statement

My art practice came into being in what I describe as my ‘Middle Ages’, having pursued a long career in social care also informs my approach. undertaking an art degree as a mature student, entering  into a visually creative world with the breath of a young dynamic colleagues. My work explores internal worlds from the surface, tracing the experience of living  referencing a range of issues;  movement, femininity, ageing,  Marks on paper are of the utmost importance here, I see lines, shapes and colours making representations of inner and outer worlds. I move from the figurative image to evocative impressions.  At times, my works at times have become lighter more ethereal, making suggestions rather than statements.

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Traces Pastel on Gesso on Canvas on Board 2017 POA

Then again I might work with searing colour humour and irony, sometimes just working from what comes from uneven surface.The surface evokes what lies beneath:

chicken

Chicken 2017-9   Pastel, ink and acrylic  on board

in my experience the distorted image can express both imperfection the creative potential of mistakes.

My work is informed by a female perspective, my interests include other ways artists incorporate their experience invoking political and social outcomes.The theoretical consideration of others is important to me for instance. In the work of Olivia Laing, and her theory around the potential of change, Mira Schor, artist, art historian and commentator.

The blog on my website vivlm.com records my art journey, an artwork in itself.

 

 

 

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