Anna Paterson


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Year 2024
Medium Oil on paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 21 cm

About the work

My favourite material to work with is paper. I paint with oil onto magazine stock that has a resistant glossy coating. I work on several sheets at a time in an experimental and chaotic manner, using both sides of the paper and reworking old paintings or the backs of paintings to seek new compositions. In my work for the Biennial, I scoured off the painted surface of an old work. I was pleased to find that the paint had stained the paper in a kind of luminous sunlit, uric tone. The paper had also been folded and scratched, perforating the surface and soaking up darker blue pigment to make lines and bird-like arcs. The process of making a work like this reminds me of cleaning. I enjoy the act of releasing these surprising and associative colours and forms previously trapped and hidden under another surface.

Career Highlights

Exhibitions include:

White Trash, The White Ermine, Dusseldorf, DE (2024)

From Transparent Juices, Lungley Gallery, London, UK (2023)

Hearts, Lungley Gallery (2022)

Wastebook, Mackintosh Lane, London (2022)

River, Turner’s House, London (2021)

Double Dream, Mackintosh Lane, London (2020)

Dream 1, Vermland, Copenhagen (2020)

Goodbye Sun, Hope, London (2019)


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