LOUISA CHAMBERS

Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2007 Louisa has had a studio based practice with an inquiry into expanded Painting practice. This has been predominately through painting and more recently moving image, sculpture and wall painting that considers installation approaches in Fine Art.

Overall her work has responded to research into depiction and visual perception on two dimensional surfaces. More recently she has been developing a series of works that incorporates a simple folded form. Focusing on how a folded shape can be transfigured at speed from a temporary structure into a flat two-dimensional space (painting and drawing). Each form can be squashed again, folded, opened, reconfigured and recorded. Coloured patterned tessellations that are on the surface of the paper suggest other spaces, angles and areas of illusion. She is interested in how the marked painted surface can be perceived as a spatial element and how this can interact with figures that are situated in the foreground in a painting. These depicted idiosyncratic shapes and scenes often have been assembled in the artwork to make anthropomorphic forms that teeter between abstraction and figuration.