Start Date: 11/05/2012
Through the disciplines of drawing and painting, Cartwright’s work investigates themes of change, loss and memory. Each work visually elusive, with forms that change; focus and dissolve, resemble, and yet remain symbolic, without direct representation.
Taking visual inspiration from smoke, mist and cloud patterns, presents ambiguous and amorphous activity, and this creates a tension through opposites such as light and dark, hope and despair, and tranquility and unease. These relationships allow for suggestions of fragility and delicacy, whilst also evoking intensity and strength.
Through the process of layering oil paint and graphite, emerges a veil of self-protection, cloaking content, and encouraging quiet dialogue. The restricted colour palette and selective use of line and intricate mark-making, extends the dialogue between aesthetics, content and form. Responding to the sense of light and space, the interdisciplinary works reflect an experimental relationship with both landscape and the act of painting and drawing itself.
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