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.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Tate Modern 30.10.2010

I went to see the Unilever Series in the Turbine Hall featuring Al Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds.  This piece provoked an astounding reaction and was only seen as the artist perceived for a couple of days before the health safety dictators restricted access (apparently visitors frolicking could give them Cancer), and so I unfortunately got to see it behind a wire barrier.  It does look amazing though; millions of handcrafted porcelain seeds in a political response to the mass produced culture of China.

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