Eleanor Louise Butt, Shifting Composition in Yellow, 2019. Oil on linen, 46 x 41cm. Courtesy: the artist and Galerie pompom, Sydney.
Eleanor Louise Butt’s paintings are process led, employing a personal language of recurring shapes, negative space and distinctive colour. Forms and gestures interact, generating relationships and mnemonic narratives.
Through this ongoing investigation of material and archetypes, Butt adopts the potentialities of paint to create surfaces where action, experience, perception and memory are interwoven and folded back into one another.
Butt graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours. She was a finalist in the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize and the M-Collection Art Award in 2016 and the recipient of the George Hicks Award in 2012. In 2019 the artist will be taking up a six-week tenancy at Porthmeor Studios in Cornwall, UK.
Exhibition opens: 3–5pm Saturday 7 September 2019