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36 ARTIST PROFILE Eleanor Bartlett

Eleanor Bartlett

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nvestigating the emotional value of form, UK artist Eleanor Bartlett works with industrial materials such as tar, wax and metal paint to create poetic expressions that speak without words.

Sometimes large in scale, spreading across multiple canvases, other times sculptural and freestanding; her highly tactile, textured works exploit the behaviour of the materials from which they are created, using them to describe elemental and universal forms. The muted colour palettes of her work come from the raw elements themselves rather than any mixing of pigments.

Mater, 2019, tar and metal paint on canvas, 160 x 200 cm

With deep, reflective blacks, earthy browns and white tones that are scratched and stained, we are given pause to reflect on the material itself – utilitarian, usually destined for use in construction rather than in a fine art setting, and yet beautiful and emotive when rendered into the final form of the artist’s compositions. Bartlett’s works have been shown in several solo exhibitions, including installations in Wells and Salisbury cathedrals. This spring she will be taking part in Talented Art Fair, London, 6-8th March. eleanorbartlett.com eleanorbartlett1@btinternet.com

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