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.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

New experimentation

This week I am in the project space, which is a lot larger than my own studio space.  I've been experimenting on a larger scale (2 pieces measuring 130 cm x 400 cm and 1 measuring 130 cm x 150 cm) with my shapes on paper.  I have found that this has led to new ideas about scale, composition.  I have wanted to try out lots of shapes together and explore ideas of sequencing.  In one piece I have been layering shapes to create an intricate web of drawn lines.  On a second larger piece, I have tried evolving orms by increasing die throws and scale simultaneously.  I wanted to convey the idea of creation, of design, of evolving.

This is how the pieces look on Day 2:

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