Lisa Milroy

Eye Shadow No.5

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Year 2023
Medium Gouache on paper
Dimensions 21 x 29.7 cm

About the work

Still life is at the heart of Milroy’s practice. In the 1980s her paintings featured ordinary objects depicted against an off-white background. Subsequently her imagery expanded to include depictions of objects within settings, as well as landscape, architecture, people, pattern and textiles. As her approaches to still life diversified, so did her manner of painting, giving rise to a range of stylistic innovations. Throughout her practice, Milroy has been fascinated by the relation between stillness and movement, and the nature of making and looking at painting.

Career Highlights

Work of Milroy is held in many public and private collections, including Tate, London, UK; Frac Occitanie Montpellier, France; Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA; Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan, and East African Visual Arts Trust, Kenya.

Her solo exhibition Paper Safari at One Off Contemporary Art Gallery, Nairobi in March 2024 features over 100 works on paper selected from the past 30 years, including drawing, gouache and monoprint.

Milroy is represented by Kate MacGarry, London.

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