Charlotte-Amelia Paull is a Sydney-based emerging artist. Her sculpture practice is concerned with perceptions of space, internal narratives and the poetry of abstract forms. Working primarily with steel, Charlotte’s artworks encompasses non-representational compositions, often referring to ratios inherent to the human body, and to the gesture of movement. The pieces are constructed through an instinctive process driven by spontaneity and ambiguity, allowing material to respond to itself.
The wall sculptures created for Curatorial+Co. are a response to the poetic and often inexplicable nature of the internal landscape. Drawing dual influence from architectural forms and the experience of musical composition, the Rhythm Piece series combines linearity and gently intersecting geometric forms to capture a sense of lyricism. The visual stimuli of architectural forms provide a departure point for exploration of line and plane, and the pursuit of visual harmony.
Whilst non-representational, each composition may be considered a visual counterpart to the progression and asymmetric rhythms within music, and the experience of perceiving them. These works express a less literal landscape, but rather seek to describe an emotional or internal landscape accessed through music, poetry or contemplation. Drawing on the potential of abstraction to access a sense of the spiritual or ‘other’ which stands separate from everyday life, these works seek to convey a sense of integration of self with a larger whole; and speak to the nature of unstructured experience.
Charlotte is a currently undertaking a Masters of Fine Art at the National Art School, Sydney.