Arts degree show2017

Rebecca Prout

In my work I am currently exploring the expressive potential of painting and drawing.

The nature of the lines, clean or scumbled, lyrical or direct, together with varied colour and facture characterise my visual language. I use contours to distinguish expressive relationships, juxtaposing colours, their chroma and value, thus distorting the perceived depth of the work.

I have explored primitive and surrealist mark-making in the structuring of my work. The two-dimensionality of abstract expressionist colour field painting also informs my investigation of space. Scale is a key feature, influencing the reading of the work; with a large painting the audience navigates the nuanced surface, simultaneously consumed by the holistic presence of the piece.