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Elizabeth Gourlay Broken line b, 2014

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Elizabeth Gourlay, Broken line b
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Informations about this artwork
  • Medium

    Painting : gouache, paper

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    9.1 x 9.1 inch

  • Support

    Painting on paper

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Authenticity

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

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Offered by the gallery

    IdeelArt
    Londres - United Kingdom

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    Graphite and gouache on vellum. Unframed.

    This is part of a series of gouaches on paper and vellum created while working in Umbria, Italy during the summer of 2012.

    These pieces were inspired by Gourlay's response to the surrounding color and the geometry of the architecture.

    The central element is both an open space and a contained space like a courtyard. The line around this varies in thickness and shape creating different dynamics between the forms.
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Elizabeth Gourlay

United States Born in: 1961
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, Broken line b
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