Jacqui Priestley

mixed media


I am interested in exploring the abstract possibilities of paint, especially those concerned with surface, layering, obfuscation, mark and colour. My paintings evolve over a period of time and involve a dialogue with the painting process and the physical properties of the medium. The work draws on memory of interaction with my surroundings from the mundane to the extraordinary and engages with the the idea and structures of memory traces and triggers. The paintings contrive to deliver a structural narrative that affords stillness and a visual respite from our high speed digital age. They are quiet yet purposeful each layer of paint holds the trace of my presence. They are a combination of conscious and unconscious thoughts, planned and unplanned actions. They are intangible propositions given surface by paint.


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