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, 17 January 2011

Tate Britain 09/01/2011

I went to Tate Britain last week, easily my favourite gallery.  They are in the process of rejigging the space and the collection, and so new pieces were on display.  I found a new artist, Marc Vaux, who makes some intriguing paintings about colour and line.  They are vast abstract canvases with about two or three hues forming the composition.  I also saw a painting by Bridget Riley, Michael Craig-Martin's work and a room dedicated to Damian Hirst which was brilliant.  All of which will be very valuable to my research.  See the below photographs of what inspired me.

Damian Hirst

Peter Doig

Bridget Riley

Michael Craig-Martin

Marc Vaux

Marc Vaux

Marc Vaux

Damian Hirst (detail)

Damian Hirst

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