lisa wolfgramm

new work

3 may - 1 june 2019

Artist talk:
3pm Saturday 4 may

Lisa Wolfgramm continues to push her experiments with abstraction in this exhibition of new paintings.

She works with a notched squeegee, pulling it through wet paint to create extraordinary optical illusions. Her colour palette has expanded from the last exhibition, which was composed of primarily neutral, black and white fields with a simple form pulled through the paint to expose the colour, or aluminium base, below. The works in this new exhibition are comprised of fields of patterning that seem to move beyond the boundaries of the picture plane.

Wolfgramm noted in her artist statement that "I have endeavoured to achieve three additional objectives; to increase the scale of the individual marks made by the squeegee, to reintroduce distinct and separate layers, and to reintroduce colour. The sense of depth and movement in the newer work is altered by these additional objectives."

Texture also plays a new role in these works, with several layers being applied with a roller, producing a flock-like appearance, in contrast to the reflective aluminium ground, and the lightly textured wood grain surface of the laminated panels.

Control, as usual, is paramount in Wolfgramm's art practice. She stated, "Although I strive for control, the results produced by the gestural movements are not entirely predictable and when layered this effect is multiplied. While the approach is systematic and deliberate it is these built-in uncertainties that continue to stimulate my interest in this method of working."

Lisa Wolfgramm was born in Victoria, but lived and worked in Perth for many years before relocating to Darwin in 2007. She studied at Curtin University in Perth and completed her Masters by Research in 2013 at Charles Darwin University. Her paintings can be found in the collections of the Art Gallery of WA, Artbank, Murdoch University, Curtin University, Bankwest, City of Perth, University of WA, Royal Perth Hospital, Cruther's Collection of Womens' Art, Leeuwin Estate Art Series, Edith Cowan University, City of Fremantle, City of Joondalup and several others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lisa wolfgramm artwork
painting 466
oil on aluminium panel
105 x 120cm
2018
$5,000
lisa wolfgramm artwork
painting 456
oil on laminated panel
60 x 60cm
2018
$2,200
lisa wolfgramm artwork
painting 457
oil on laminated panel
60 x 60cm
2018
$2,200
lisa wolfgramm artwork
painting 458
oil on laminated panel
60 x 60cm
2018
$2,200
lisa wolfgramm artwork
painting 459
oil on laminated panel
60 x 60cm
2018
$2,200
lisa wolfgramm artwork
painting 460
oil on laminated panel
60 x 60cm
2018
$2,200
lisa wolfgramm artwork
painting 461
oil on laminated panel
60 x 60cm
2018
$2,200
lisa wolfgramm artwork
painting 462
oil on laminated panel
60 x 60cm
2018
$2,200
lisa wolfgramm artwork
painting 463
oil on laminated panel
120 x 120cm
2018
$5,500
lisa wolfgramm artwork
painting 464
oil on aluminium panel
90 x 60cm
2018
$3,300
lisa wolfgramm artwork
painting 465
oil on aluminium panel
90 x 60cm
2018
$3,300
lisa wolfgramm artwork
painting 467
oil on laminated panel
60 x 60cm
2018
$2,200
lisa wolfgramm artwork
painting 468
oil on laminated panel
60 x 60cm
2018
$2,200
lisa wolfgramm artwork
painting 469
oil on laminated panel
60 x 60cm
2018
$2,200
lisa wolfgramm artwork
painting 470
oil on aluminium panel
120 x 120cm
2018-19
$5,500
lisa wolfgramm artwork
painting 471
oil on aluminium panel
120 x 150cm
2019
$6,500
lisa wolfgramm artwork
painting 472
oil on aluminium panel
135 x 120cm
2018-19
$6,000