Louise Tate

My current work draws from old family photographs and sourced images to create layered works that comment on the passing of time. The paintings are slowly built up through a layering of transparent washes of colour and textural mark making. There is an aspect of incompletion that enables them to hover between representation and abstraction. Through my work I aim to investigate the medium of painting as producing its own meaning and eschewing the constraints of linear time. Source photographs from both personal and public archives are used to construct potentially fictional (yet equally real) histories or narratives within works that are not anchored in either past or present, but exist rather in a durational state of flux. My paintings draw inspiration from a wide range of sources, including Henri Bergson’s philosophy of time, Modernist literature such as In Search of Lost Time by Proust, and contemporary female painters Mamma Andersson and Njideka Akunyili Crosby.

 

(Portrait image credit: Tatanja Ross)

Artworks
A Fiction of Others by Louise Tateoil on canvas 122x97cm unframed$2000
Hands I’ll Never Know by Louise Tateoil & synthetic polymer paint on canvas 60x50.5cm unframedSold
Orchard of Peaches (For Rebecca) by Louise Tateoil & synthetic polymer paint on wood 52x72cm framed$1050
Paulina by Louise Tateoil & synthetic polymer paint on wood 37x42cm framedSold
Remembering the Tropics by Louise Tateoil & synthetic polymer paint on wood 32x42cm framed$600
The Mistaken Warmth of Porcelain by Louise Tateoil on canvas 56x41cm unframed$600
Wet Petal Bedsheets by Louise Tateoil & synthetic polymer paint on wood 32x42cm framed$600
With Mouths Full of Sugar by Louise Tateoil on canvas 123x91.5cm unframedSold
Armchairs and Open Arms by Louise Tateoil & synthetic polymer paint on board 70x60cm unframed$620
Dawn by Louise Tateoil & synthetic polymer paint on board 120 x100cm unframed$1300
Gold-Hued Hesitation by Louise Tateoil & synthetic polymer paint on board 70x60cm unframed$620
Vagrant Waters by Louise Tateoil & synthetic polymer paint on board 40x30cm unframed$340