118 x 170 cm | 43 x 62 in
Original painting in mixed media on canvas.
"Produced for the University of Brighton Degree show, embraces formal, technical and material elements and through a discursive use of mark making and gesture to help locate the authority of the painting. It is these elements that articulate the indexicality of painting and define the link between the artwork and myself as the artist. The piece aims to highlight the juxtaposition between synthetic and organic, the man made and natural with decisive downward brush marks that make up the composition of the painting. The direct nature of of mark making indexical to the hand is oddly suited to the fast paced world in which we live."
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.