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Louisa Chambers

Louisa Chambers

Louisa Chambers’ recent work responds to on-going research into depiction and visual perception on two dimensional surfaces, concentrating on the mediums of painting, drawing and collage. She juxtaposes geometric patterns with motifs that have been appropriated from architectural sources, scientific and mathematical educational manuals to the everyday, drawing upon her surrounding environment. 
 
Multiple dimensions and perspectives that feature in the paintings are explored through the materiality of paint and the repetition of abstracted forms which are floating ambiguously in space.  She often draws upon networks and systems that make reference to alternative visual and virtual worlds where structures govern our society and technology rules.
 
Recent exhibitions include (detail) at H Project Space (Bangkok 2014) Transition Gallery (London, 2014) and The Usher Gallery (Lincoln 2014-2015), Pareidolia, Pluspace (Coventry 2014), Water Colour Revolution, Winsor and Newton, Saatchi Gallery (London 2014) About Painting at Castlefield Gallery (Manchester 2014), Stereoscope at Mrs Rick’s Cupboard, Primary (Solo- Nottingham 2013), Rotation at New Court Gallery (Solo- Derby 2013), Flatland at Blyth Gallery (London 2012) and Needle’s Eye at BayArt Gallery (Cardiff 2012) and Transition Gallery (London 2012).

 

I recently had the opportunity to experiment with making a series of short animations or ‘moving paintings’ during the Summer Lodge 2015 at Nottingham Trent University. The starting point was a repeated, red and white triangular-patterned, found piece of wrapping paper that I had intentionally folded. This idea derives from…
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Since the beginning of the year I have been developing a new series of works that incorporates a simple paper folded form. Focusing on how a folded shape can be transfigured at speed from a temporary structure (three dimensional) into a flat two dimensional space (painting and drawing). Each form…
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Taking centre stage in the gallery space is a printed Harlequin-like figure constructed with pentomino shapes. Making reference to Pablo Picasso’s Harlequin from 1915, the torso has been reduced to a flattened form emphasised by the repeated geometric pattern of misshapen diamonds and irregular polygons depicted on the costume.  The rigidness…
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Installation photographs taken of Kite II at the Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham. The painting was created as an opportunity to test out a wall painting in a white cube space during The Summer Lodge at Nottingham Trent University in July 2014. The configuration was taken from a smaller…
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For the next exhibition at Mrs Rick’s Cupboard, Louisa Chambers envisages the space functioning as an optical device similar to a Stereoscope viewer. A stereoscope is a device for viewing two separate images that have been taken from a slightly different viewpoint corresponding to the spacing of the eyes. When…
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Rotation (rəʊˈteɪʃən)  — n The act of rotating; rotary motion (Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition 2009) New Court Gallery is delighted to host a solo exhibition of new artworks by Louisa Chambers. For this exhibition the artist has set up imaginary points of reference from inside…
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