120 x 100 cm | 47 x 39 in
Original painting in oil on canvas.
"This is the first painting I created in semester one of my third and final year. I explored how the gesture of a brush mark encapsulates a feeling reminiscent of nostalgia, a memory I was thinking of when creating the work, the memory I let drive the painting was from hiking in Norway in the summer."
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.