Alison Goodyear Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
I am a visual artist, working predominantly within the field of painting. I was awarded my practice led PhD by Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon Graduate School, University of the Arts London in 2017. This research practice examines the threshold between aesthetic and banal absorption in painter to painting relationships drawing on the theories of Denis Diderot, Michael Fried and David Joselit.
I am a visual artist, working predominantly within the field of painting. The paintings I make explore the idea and possibility of how an artwork might intervene in the ‘normal’ regime of vision, whilst exploring and questioning the materiality of paint and process. Here the relationship of beholder to painting is addressed by attempts to toy with the viewing experience by using materials such as silk and mediums combined with paint and sometimes digital photographs of my palettes. This chronicling of process within process combines the mindless with the mindful, digital with physical, production with reproduction, and what might be considered as the ‘authentic’ with ‘inauthentic’. Some of these works are produced in groups as a type of hybrid serialization, which she describes as abstract narrative. Here each canvas is analogous to a word or phrase, sharing some form of dialogue between them. As such these works involve a kind of thinking inside and outside the work reinforced by the way they are put together.
I have recently started to explore the possibilities of making paintings in Virtual Reality. This work is at a very early stage. I am testing the boundaries of physical and virtual painting practice to find out what this might mean for an abstract visual artist and an audience encountering the work.