Chlo Elizabeth West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Chlo Elizabeth recently graduated from Leeds Arts University in 2017, specialising in painting. She is currently based at East Street Arts, Leeds where she is artist-in-residence. She will present her first solo exhibition in August the 31st The month after she will be undertaking the ChaNorth residency in Hudson Valley, New York, she is one of seven artists to undertake this residency.
Elizabeth paints from the photographic image and is interested in how visual language changes from medium to medium. Primarily she works from found black and white photographs and aims to integrate the past and the present using the material qualities of paint. The photographs, dating from the 1950s-70s, offer snapshots of life in agricultural Yorkshire. Elizabeth’s paintings highlight and exaggerate implicit power structures—between adult and child, man and woman—observed from the photographs.
Figurative painting is core to Elizabeth’s practice, as is humour. She uses the latter as a way to connect with the viewer, and employs overt puns as titles to suggest themes.