Artist's description:

The “Primordial Soup” paintings came out of her obsessions with alternate worlds and their affect on our perception. The tondos consist of two layers which are independent but at the same time symbiotic. The first layer is made by pouring gloss paint onto a surface; as the paint is poured, skill is subjugated to chance. The different pigments, consistencies, temperatures and gravity affect the outcome, all the same physical forces that are at play in creating nature are at play in making these paintings. As they evolve, the activity and reactivity of the once liquid paint conjures visual allusions to things that occur organically. There seems to be a synthesis in what the paint does when subjected to the elements and what happens when nature is allowed to reveal itself. These are not so much representations as manifestations, not paintings of nature but paintings by nature. On top of the poured paint are constructed landscapes; these painted interventions are neither real nor imaginary. This work has come out of a fascination with the knowledge of the physical world and the birth of the elements. Astrophysicists tell us that in the first few seconds of the life of the universe it was unimaginably hot and dense. Because all the elements were in a vaporous state, there was no structure and no matter; A billionth of a second after the big bang an important part of the symmetry of the universe was broken, as it cooled structures emerged. This moment is known as ‘Electro-weak Symmetry Breaking’, when sub-atomic particles acquired mass and became a substance for the first time. The substances were protons and neutrons, the building blocks of the chemical elements, which make up everything we know.

Materials used:

oil and gloss paint

'Primordial Soup no.12' (2012)


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This artwork is sold by India Dewar from United Kingdom

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