Acrylic on linen
180cm H x 150cm W
Unframed | Custom framing available
In this piece Diana explores her love of shape-making, colour and organic abstraction. She comes to her compositions through a long process of collaging shapes and cutting up compositions to reassemble. This work, like many of her others, represents the process of reassembling the self, as Diana comes to know herself and her work more intimately as she progresses in her practice.
Never knowing where a painting is going to end up, Diana utilises texture and form to create her abstract compositions. She is mindful of using visual contrasts to create dynamism and impact, and using colours that complement as well as contrast. Creating the composition is a delicate dance of adding and taking away, creating and unsettling the balance, until all the elements finally sing together. This work is bold and graphic in form, echoing back perhaps to Diana’s days as a designer.
Diana’s practice is tactile, and grounded in the interplay between two and three-dimensional collage and shape-making. It is within the studio walls, surrounded by shapes and bits of painted paper, that unpremeditated forms are imagined and dialogues begin. Through collage, drawing and assemblage, images are created, broken apart and reconstructed; imitating the way in which we sometimes need to break down in order to be put back together again – much like a reassembling of the self. This process is a metaphor for the contradictions and ups and downs of life, whereby paper, wood, metal and paint become vessels for solidifying thoughts and feelings.
Derived mostly from organic and geometric abstractions revolving around themes of contradiction and duality, each discipline informs her final paintings; with numerous unresolved paintings lying beneath finished works. These layers add to the complexity and depth of the surface, much as we too, are constructed of multiple layers of physical flesh, emotion, trauma and memory.
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