118 x 170 cm | 46 x 66 in
Original painting in mixed media on canvas.
"Originally meant to be a diptych with 'Dug from the Earth', but decided not to include in the show. I used an article from the National Geographic to produce this piece, I was focusing on creating something that resembled a zoomed in picture of microscopic detail found in the natural process of ice, a process that occurs due to elemental change and global warming."
Gemma Leanne’s work involves the enigmatic dialogue between the tangible world around us and artistic expression. Leanne uses layers of paint and abstract forms to build a range of evocative atmospheres. The minimalized landscapes dreamily spur soporific rivers or twist viewers through woeful storms. Impetuous splatters and sculptural layers of paint invite viewers to soak in these melancholic emotive and ethereal surroundings. Bewitching use of colour lends realistic renditions of seascape qualities whilst whimsical abstraction creates a subtle, suggestive landscape. The evanescence of memory seems to whisper through these pieces, revealing hidden depths of artist’s own experience.