Primordial Soup 2023 | These new paintings retain a sense of the natural elements she sees, however flimsy the structure. Her layering technique enforces the sense of flux and transition that occurs in the natural world. The works are based on her record of the Kent coast, which she has walked since her childhood. more
The painting practice of Louise Sunnucks is based on a continual observation of the natural and the man-made world. Within her multi-disciplinary practice drawing and painting play a central role whereby she draws our attention to the over-looked, discarded and ephemeral.
She takes photographs as a means to store information that she has gathered. This is then collated and compressed into the picture plane by means of a process that involves layering and erasing thin oil paint washes. This results in an open ended and more abstracted response rather than a literal depiction.
These new paintings retain a sense of the natural elements she sees however flimsy the structure, and the layering re-enforces that sense of flux and transition that occurs in the natural world.
These works are based on her record of a coastline in the U.K. which she has walked since her childhood.