elizabeth barnes

Elizabeth Barnes, Homage to Joseph A., 2018

Looking back 70,000 years to abstract marks found on cave walls and forward to the present, the persistence of painting reveals a long visual history rich with paradox and wisdom. In the painted world, space, time, form, and energy give way to networks of human interaction.

With each painting I create a set of rules to guide me through the process. Paint is matter and colour is energy. By inflicting my human desire for control, I work in tangent with the material properties of the paint. As the material asserts its voice, I attempt to quiet my own.

Elizabeth Barnes