by Beatrice Mar
mixed media on paper
42 x 29.7 cm
One of the major impacts this pandemic has had is altering our connection to external spaces and compromising the ability to commute freely. As a reaction to the repercussions of lockdown, the ‘Otoconia’ paintings emerged as atmospheric, open chromatic spaces in biomorphic sceneries. They act as an invitation to the viewer to have a dialogue about how abstraction can escape the estrangement of its own subjectivity in order to act as a territory of belonging.
Climbing Down The Mountain
Born in 1989, she completed a BFA degree at the University of Sydney in Australia and acquired an Master of Arts degree in Drawing from Oxford Brookes University in the UK. She has exhibited in group shows around the UK, in Australia and in Greece.
Beatrice explores the relationships between color, mark-making and form, working across many materials and mediums. The patterns and colors are influenced by experiences in the everyday and reveal narratives in abstract landscapes.
Writing and drawing are the two fundamental processes in her practice, working interchangeably to create a narrative between visual ideas and written meaning. The dialogue between color, form and mark-making reveal otherworldly, abstract landscapes. These paintings are informed by elements in the natural environment, maps and oftentimes physical objects in order to become more accessible to the viewer.
In her sketchbook, she makes a collection of observations and reactions from everyday experiences. The process of gathering materials may incorporate different avenues; a sentence from reading a book or even a conversation with a fr