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Process, a contemporary painting exhibition by Lauren Stirrup
26th April 2018 @ 11:00 am - 6th May 2018 @ 5:00 pm
This is Lauren Stirrup’s first solo exhibition. Process will showcase a selection of her most recent works, which are large scale, abstract surfaces that are loaded with fabrics and a range of different materials. This creates distinctive three-dimensional paintings.
Lauren has titled the show ‘Process’ simply because the process of constructing a painting is what her work is about right now. Lauren’s work explores the relationships between colour, texture and emotion whilst experimenting with depth and scale. She sees her paintings as performances throughout the process of creating them and once they are finished, forms and figures appear in a sea of abstract marks and textures.
Open to the public:
Thurs 26 April: 11am-5pm
Private View Sat 28 April
Sun 29 April: 11am-5pm
Sat & Sun 5 & 6 May: 11am-5pm
My practice is materials-based and largely figurative. I use abstract devices and languages as my paintings develop. I am exploring the potentials and capacity of paint to articulate my developing ideas. These emerge from the moment I start painting and objects, colours and forms appear. The process of editing is as important as addition. The durability of paint is what attracts me to it the most, how I can manipulate, transform and convey such unique surfaces and figures. The construction of my paintings is just as significant as the finished piece. By layering paint and fabrics, I feel I can portray an emotion in its entirety by doing this it also creates a three-dimensional exterior to my work.