Annalisa Merrilees West Lothian, United Kingdom
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Recent painting graduate from Gray’s School of Art, now living and working in Edinburgh.

Painting is a deeply personal experience. The intimacy between an artist and the canvas are a rare moment that, to some, will never be understood. My paintings capture the viewer’s attention, and for a moment, give them a glimpse into my frame of mind while making the work. The paintings are very much about touch. Delicately painted over a long period of time, the work appears at first to be mechanically made but reveals it to be the product of a careful hand. My process derives from an interest in the mental limits of the body and the subsequent physical effects. There is a visible struggle between control and chaos, which comes from my monomaniacal tendencies. Each piece has a set of routines that must be followed and completed in as close to one sitting as possible. The use of a random number generator to allocate colours to the base grid allows the painting to begin its life illogically. By removing myself from this responsibility, it initiates a dialogue and set of problems, which I then respond to. The random and deliberate actions come together to create a sufficient formal balance within the work.

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1024, Mixed media on canvas, 2018

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34811, Mixed media on canvas, 2018

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34812, Mixed media on canvas, 2018, £1100

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384, Mixed media on canvas, 2018, £250

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CONTROL, Mixed media on canvas, 2018

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SUNK, Emulsion on sewn tape on canvas, 2018, £200

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128, Mixed media on canvas, 2019, £200

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4001, Mixed media on canvas, 2019, £150

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4002, Mixed media on canvas, 2019, £150

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2561, Mixed media on canvas, 2019, £500

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2562, Mixed media on canvas, 2019, £500

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11, Mixed media on canvas, 2019, £475

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