Louise Evans is an abstract painter, making paintings about paint. Void of formal imagery, the materiality of the heavily applied layers of paint becomes of utmost importance. The process of making a painting is analysed, looking at the relationship between intuitive decisions made by the artist and the rules of a concept. Depicting their own painterly language, the paintings deal with the surface of the canvas. Paint projecting beyond the frame allows for them to become entities in themselves, looking outward rather than looking inward. The use of vivid, rich colours brings the paintings to life, aiming to create an optical resonance that is retained after the physical eye has left the canvas.
Martin Kirby Prize 2012
Hans Brinker Painting Prize 2011. Debut Artist of Tomorrow 2012.