About the artwork
My work is built entirely from imagination and engagement with the technical process. Each painting evolves on the canvas: no working drawings exist. The viewer is immersed in the luxurious ebb and flow of paint and the mysterious forms which might be suggestive of radiological images, landscapes, light-play, water flow or movement. Many personal associations may be provoked.
Working with fast-drying acrylic and water, I use a sponge to apply layer upon layer of shapes and gestures with solid pigment and transparent washes, while continually washing and rubbing sections away. I may work for days on a small isolated section of the painting. It is an obsessive and fastidious process and the work travels a complex journey of twists and turns before I have found the ‘solution’ which is the painting’s final incarnation.
Sparing use of colour focuses attention on a sense of movement in the forms framed by a still surround. In these works an inky blue creates a cool, dark and sensual space. The strong fluid and organic core stilled by the gentle ground contributes to vague figurative and emotional qualities.
About Agneta Ekholm
Born in Helsinki and now living in Melbourne, Australia, Agneta Ekholm has been showing her work since the late 1980s. Among her recent solo presentations are shows at M Contemporary in Sydney; Flinders Lane Gallery in Melbourne; Nordens Hus in Reykjavik; and Koru Gallery in Hong Kong. She won the Best Art Award in Den...More about Agneta Ekholm
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