Ella McVeigh’s paintings are webbed with art history, the role of nature in art-making and the possibilities and meanings of painting today. Starting primarily from found imagery of the natural world, McVeigh explores painting as a mental performance of visual decision-making. Whereby these images from her personal collection, ranging from studio shots of flower arrangements to encyclopedias on minerals and geology, are the trigger of an array of mental connections to other images and experiences. In the exhibition, Each Glance Branching, these visual connections are translated through her persisting interrogation of line, colour and form into paintings and drawings that capture in great detail the complexities of looking at images, oscillating from the micro to the macro with each glance.
Artists: Ella McVeigh