Collection: Landscapes and Wings

EXPLORING THE LANDSCAPE

Mark-making and deep dives into colour:

Abstraction is a process that has shaped many of the avant-guarde movements of the 20th century. One aspect of painterly abstraction is transcendence from the material world. Simplicity, reductionism and the application of pure colour and form were visual elements central to the works of Kandinsky and Rothko. This approach can encompass metaphors of reality, veiled figuration and non-objective symbolism. Artworks guided by these principles would seem to probe at the unanswerable questions about an inner abstract visual language and how these images might affect viewers.

"This series of paintings represent a dive into landscape composition to explore symbolism, imagined shapes and illusionary wing forms. Butterflies, birds and skies are always present when looking at the landscape. Mixing colours and negotiating contrasts were the primary driver behind these paintings. Since creating them in early 2018, I've looked further into the notion of the ‘inner sound’ theories of Kandinsky and Rothko’s colour-field paintings: ideas central to the pure relationship between  colour and emotion". 

Synesthesia has a long history in both art and science, notably at the turn of the 20th Century with Kandinski’s correspondence scheme of sound to colour, imagination to reality, and forms to colour. With Kandinski and Rothko as models, and drawing from her own background in design and visual art, Isackson is investigating the correlation of colour, form, emotion, synaethesia and composition in her practice.

 

© LOUISE ISACKSON 2018.
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