Blue Chair | By Beverley Isaacs
Indutrial paint on paper, framed
H. 84 x w. 61 cm
About the Artist
‘My aim is to portray the essence of movement and the lyrical quality of subject matter through energetic mark making.
‘Drawing and painting for me embodies the desire to capture in one image the reality of life, not as a single still moment but a series of many moments. I believe that all subjects around us both breathing or inanimate have a vibrational energy , which in turn affects our surrounding space; Therefore in terms of artistic execution, the stroke perceived as a physical gesture, represents my primary means of expression. In this respect it is crucial for me to work from life. Only in this way can the related energy affect my work.
‘Spontaneity and accidents become a part of my process, just as moments in time maybe expressed but not repeated. Such developments are retained in my work, often serving to bring a stronger sense of life into a painting.
‘This current series “Never Mind the Pollocks” is inspired by the digital revolution and experiments with similar action painting techniques used by the abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock, instead employing them figuratively, with a view to bringing abandoned technology back to life as works of art in themselves.
‘Having spent considerable time researching different materials, I coincidentally discovered that the industrial paint I use is of the same type used for the coating of the actual technological artefacts, which further adds to the concept of transforming these once mundane objects into a new aesthetic form.’
Beverley Isaacs is a London born expressionist painter. She studied a BA at Camberwell College of Arts (1991-94) and a Postgrad in animation at St.Martins College of Art (2002). From 2005-2011 she lived and worked in Oaxaca, Mexico. During this time the light and surrealist culture played a key role in her artistic development culminating in a solo show in 2011 at The Museo del Palacio in Oaxaca. Since returning to London she has been shortlisted twice for the National Open Art competition, exhibited at ‘The London Group Open’ 2017, recently selected for the WAC Awards 2018. This year she has also been awarded a Drawing Scholarship with The New English Artists Club which culminates in an exhibition at The Mall Galleries in 2019.
Beverley’s work is held in private collections in Mexico, UK, Canada, New Zealand, USA and Japan.
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