Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Diana Copperwhite

Copperwhite is an artist whose work is concerned primarily with memory. Her subjects are identifiable, sometimes drawing on media images and at other times from her own experiences, but she plays with lighting and colour to create a slightly unreal dreamlike quality. The mood of her work is generally lyrical and soft with liquid layered surfaces that create an air of ambiguity. She works over recognisable images, working and reworking the surface so that objects that take on the fluid quality of being remembered rather than frozen in real time.