Lot 8 - Abigail McGinley - The Vapours of La Marais
Oil on canvas
Signed on Verso
McGinley conceives painting as the mode of expression that is most true and direct for the communication of her ideas, using pigment as a vessel for feeling. Firm believer of the autonomy of painting, she uses visuals as a way of conveying her artistic message independently from any form of contextualisation. The result is a body of work linked together by aesthetics rather than narrative. In this process there is a symbiotic dynamic between the sensuality of paint and the chosen subject matter - languid women, moody interiors, abstracted landscapes to name a few.
Everything in her visual world becomes centred around the body and what it means to inhabit one. Driven by the desire to create atmosphere over storytelling McGinley aims at making the ephemeral concrete. All actions eroticised, all textures oiled, all aspects of being felt. From joy to revenge each emotion is given space to pulsate, undulate and breathe.
Slade BA/BFA Fine Art 2022
Gillian Jason Gallery Group Exhibitions
January 2023 (Group Show) - Hysteria
November 2022 (Group Show) - Face to Face
Gillian Jason Gallery
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