Archbold’s paintings are an investigation of making and how phenomenological experience and observed forms translate into the picture field with an index of trace creating a dialectic between forms and perceived space and the surface of the paintings.
Through a process of daily painting the work seeks to evolve a more direct communication with the viewer investigating medium capacity and embodiment of sensation. Each painting evolves in an individual approach building a generative framework that is an intuitive response to multivalent sources. This process is an enquiry into gesture, observation of light and colour, and space in a shallowed and expanded depth of field that is reflexive of the surface of the painting. There is an investigation of the boundaries of consistency, opacity, transparency, and specific qualities of individual and combined colours. In an engagement with contemporary, critical painting dialogue, the paintings both seek to acknowledge and depart from historic painting approaches.
Elizabeth Archbold is a visual artist living and working in Dublin. She recently completed a residency through Fingal County Council at Loughshinny Boathouse Artists’ Studio where she worked out doors painting the costal landscape and in a temporary painting studio setup inside the boathouse. Since completing a MFA in Painting at NCAD in 2014 exhibitions include; Stasis Race solo exhibition at Pallas Projects/Studios, Dublin; peripheriesOPEN at Gorey School of Art; and Cairde Visual at The Model, Sligo.
Image: Elizabeth Archbold, Untitled, 2018, Oil on linen, 23 x 30cm, Image courtesy of the artist.