Grace Plunkett - Hard Road to Heaven 2019
Grace Ellen’s work explores the idea of authenticity and honest forms of self-expression through creative processes in painting. Through the use of space, various layers, relationships between colour and connections between forms her work comes to life. By focusing on the notion of how can her paintings not just be viewed as a flat surface but as a body of work that interconnects within itself challenges the artist herself and her viewers.
By painting in a manner in which she is having a personal encounter with the canvas, the process of painting exposes her nature and character. By engaging with her unconscious, it allows her to reveal her artistry and paint in an intuitive manner whilst exploring animated colours, distinctive layers and forms in this state. She aims to unpack the subtitles within her practice through the act of painting by highlighting and implementing a self-reflective approach.
She believes her audience should use their imagination to feel and see what is beyond, to individualise every layer, to experience what she likes to call metamorphosis painting.