Jennifer Letchet Paintings

My work explores fundamental elements of painting, the relationship between colour and line. I intend my paintings to affect the viewer optically with the illusion of shapes moving and receding. Colour theory is very important to my work. I use specific hues to symbolise ideas or emotions. The contained shapes on canvases seem more like objects than lines. My recent work explores natural and man-made disasters and the impact this has on our environment. I want to record the changing landscape through simplified shapes and colours.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

'Transnacionala; a Journey from the East to the West'

Eda Cufer wrote an interesting insight into the relationship between the institutions and art, "This is not a regret but a realisation that - without a system of institutions which by definition represents the field of contemporary art - there is no broader intellectual production; without a broader intellectual and creative production there are no differences; without differences there is no hierarchy of values; without a hierarchy of values there is no critical reflection; without critical reflection there is no theory; and without theory there is no universally-understood referential language, capable of communicating on an equal footing with other referential languages in other places and times of the existing world". Page 142, 'Participation: Documents of Contemporary Art'

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