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    Liza Giles

    B. 17.05.71 United Kingdom

    BA Hons Fine Art & Textile design Liverpool JM University

    Liza lives and works in London and her paintings are included in private collections worldwide including, USA, Japan, Russia, Europe, Hong Kong,  New Zealand, Austrailia, Brazil, South Africia, China, Peru and UK.

    Communicating simply through the use of colour, shape

    and scale.  Liza’s paintings are a visual language drawing inspiration from her surroundings.  Urban form, and architectural landscapes are distilled, to convey their subliminal impact, presence, essence or emotion.

     

    Born out of the constraints of a small studio, Liza uses multiple canvases which are joined to create large scale works.  Spontaneous brush strokes are painted out on to raw canvas panels, then often switched around and reconfigured to create new and accidental, but coherent compositions. Hard lines and edges contrast with free, instinctive painterly mark making, creating tension between shapes and a play between positive and negative space.

     

    ‘My works are driven by an impetus to ‘switch off’ and re-engage with our instinct -  a quiet, inexplicable voice within us that communicates an emotion or feeling.  In our technological and fast paced world, it seems ever more vital we don’t render ourselves blind to that deep primal aptitude and visual language, so often undervalued’

     

    Each piece will have a different meaning to the viewer, speaking to an individual in a unique way.  ‘I hope that my work is approachable, un-intimidating, balanced and pleasing, speaking honestly to its observer in that pure and simple way.  Each work is not about how it makes you think, but essentially how it makes you feel’.

    Mixed media works....

    These works are multi layered using pumice paint, distressed papers, worn card on raw linen or wood board. The fragility of worn materials set against pure pigment colour are used to create highly textured and contrasting compositions with a play between old and new.

     


     

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    Exhibitions

    ‘Hidden UK Hidden Ireland’ Group show Flowers Gallery London July 2022

     

    ‘Off the cuff’ Solo show Copeland Gallery London May 2022

     

    ‘Puzzle’ Roman  Group show Sviridov Gallery Milan May 2021

     

    ‘Spectrum’ Group show Roman Sviridov Gallery Milan 2020

     

    ‘Art Fashion’  Chinti & Parker London October 2019

     

    ‘Upcycle’ Solo exhibition Art house56 London September 2019

     

    ‘Interim’ Solo exhibition Westbourne gallery London June 2019

     

    ‘Monotone’  solo exhibition Art house56 London March 2019

     

    ‘Breeze’ group show Stoneman Gallery Cornwall Sept 2018

     

    ‘Off cuts’ Solo exhibition Art house56 London June 2018

     

    ‘Outsiders’ Group show Bussey Gallery London September 2017

     

    ‘Dulwich festival’ Open studios London June 2017

     

    ‘Mixed up’  Solo exhibition Art house56 London April 2017

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