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Elizabeth Gourlay, With Lemon

Elizabeth Gourlay With Lemon, 2012

View in a room Painting 12.2 x 12.2 inch Unique artwork

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Elizabeth Gourlay, With Lemon
Description
  • Offered by the gallery

    IdeelArt
    Londres - United Kingdom

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Medium

    Painting : oil, graphite

  • Themes

    Abstract

  • Support

    Painting on wood

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    12.2 x 12.2 inch

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Collector’s Guide

  • About the artwork

    This piece, made with graphite and oil is part of a series begun in 2012 and is inspired by Elizabeth Gourlay's interest in color, music and architecture.

    The paintings grow out of the works on paper, where the ideas originate. The forms are geometric and relate to architecture, but are not hard-edged as she allows gesture in creating edges and layers.

    The color relates to music as Gourlay played with quantities in the structural bars. She is wondering what the bright green sounds like and the blue-gray when pushed down by the heavier dark gray.

    • Tags
    • abstract

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Elizabeth Gourlay

Born in: 1961

United States

Elizabeth Gourlay is an American abstract artist whose work emerges from a progressive process of layering colour, lines and forms, informed both by inner emotional states and her observation of nature and architecture. She lives and works in Chester (CT).

Elizabeth Gourlay studied Drawing and Painting at the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland where she graduated in 1983, she then went to Yale University School of Art (CT) where she earned an MFA in Painting.

Elizabeth Gourlay uses a wide range of mediums such as oil, flashe, acrylic, ink and graphite to create artfully simple and strong compositions. Her work usually begins with layering washes of colours, then followed by drawings elements. The colours are sharply and fully selected, using a wide range of colour palettes from almost monochromatic to greatly polychromatic.

Her paintings are metaphorical: some of her pieces allude to science by illustrating experiments with coordinate planes and bar graphs. Some refer to music with shapes defining sound and colour defining volume. Furthermore, some paintings suggest history and culture with covering layers of apparent worn or shredded paper.

The use of line suggests influences from Agnes Martin while her play of colour reminds Paul Klee’s work. Elizabeth Gourlay's compositions deal with order and chaos using line, colour and shape.
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Elizabeth Gourlay, With Lemon
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