We propose new works related to performative approach of painting by Jessica Warboys.
The artist presents Sea Painting - engaging and mirroring the landscape, large format un-stretched canvases, submerged in the sea, then worked with mineral pigments directly onto its surface.
We propose new works related to performative approach of painting by Jessica Warboys. She presents an installation of Sea Painting made below the high water line at the sea’s edge. After immersion, the sodden canvases are pulled from the sea and stretched out onto the beach. Mineral pigments are thrown directly onto the sea beaten canvas; its folds and creases catching the grains of colour. Wind, sand and folds create forms through the movement of colours directed onto the canvas surface. The canvases are not stretched, but retain the freedom to respond to the architecture in which they are installed. This approach to painting relates to both performance and gestural improvisation, in which narrative is gradually revealed. In a material sense the lengths of painted canvas could be interpreted as analogue film; the sea painting pigment image could be seen to relate to gesture as the grain of film relates to light and time.