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LOUISE de LIMA the inheritance of love

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LOUISE de LIMA the inheritance of love

6TH MAY - 1ST JUNE 2019

RAILINGS GALLERY LONDON 5 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 8UT Tel: 020 7935 1114 Email: info@railings-gallery.com


INTRODUCTION Railings Gallery is delighted to present ‘The Inheritance of Love’, a solo exhibition by London based artist, Louise de Lima. Louise de Lima uses paint, collage and mixed media, to produce abstract works that convey a broad repertoire of forms, gestures and surfaces. The rhythms within the works range from gentle meditations through to bold exclamations; shapes placed with tremendous sensitivity through to drips splashed with determined ferocity. These powerful abstractions push materials to their limits, presenting a rich vocabulary of painterly languages that speak of deeper meanings. The source material that de Lima draws upon is as wide ranging as her mark making: memories, poetry and philosophy, are all meditated on by de Lima when her brush meets the canvas. Discovering the references in her work is like an archeological process, in which artifacts are recovered through the layers of paint. The works in this exhibition connect everyday human endeavour to higher spiritual concerns, where the artist’s subjective interests are poured into a universal language of abstraction. There is a sense of shifting seasons and the passage of time, where memories of things long lost meet with the here and now. Railings Gallery London, 2019

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T H E I N H E R I TA N C E O F L O V E My work is made up of many layers, using different textures and mediums. I particularly gravitate towards antique materials, which I like to work into my paintings. Sometimes the materials can’t be seen, but they’re there to build up the layers and enrich the work. At the same time, I place them there to symbolize our history, inheritance and memories. I think about those who’ve paved the way and continue to inspire and enrich us. Working in this way allows me to feel a connection to the past and think about the part I play in this story. My works are my daybooks, musings and a way of making sense of life. During the preparation and development of a show, I find myself drawn to particular pieces of work that inspire me. For a long time I’ve been fascinated by the works of Rainer Maria Rilke, through many of his letters and poems. Whilst painting for this show I’ve been reflecting on his words. One of the things that Rilke talks about and that I’ve reflected on deeply is the word Solitude. “What is necessary, after all, is only this: solitude, vast inner solitude. To walk inside yourself and meet no one for hours - that is what you must be able to attain.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

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A Life in Letters, 2019 Mixed media and vintage paper on canvas 100 x 120 cm ÂŁ5,250 SOLD Enquire about this item

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The Wildest Storm, 2019 Acrylic, pigment and graphite on canvas 122 x 152 cm ÂŁ7,250 Enquire about this item

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The Inheritance of Love, 2019 Mixed media and burlap on canvas 122 x 91 cm ÂŁ5,250

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The Journey Within, 2019 Mixed media and vintage cloth on canvas 76 x 102 cm ÂŁ4,500

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Forgotten Nights, 2019 Acrylic and graphite on canvas 82 x 122 cm £4,500

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The Deepest Hour, 2018 Mixed media and vintage cloth on canvas 76 x 102 cm ÂŁ4,500

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The Dark Interval, 2019 Acrylic, pigment and graphite on canvas 76 x 102 cm ÂŁ4,500

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The Shape of Things, 2018 Acrylic on board 156 x 61 cm £4,500 SOLD 18 this item Enquire about


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The Space Between II, 2019 Mixed media with vintage paper on board 62 x 78 cm £3,250 RESERVED 20 this item Enquire about


The Space Between, 2019 Mixed media with vintage paper on board 62 x 82 cm ÂŁ3,250 21 this item Enquire about


Words of a Poet, 2019 Mixed media, vintage paper and burlap on board 30.5 x 40 cm ÂŁ1,950 22 this item Enquire about


Infinite Solitude, 2019 Mixed media, vintage paper and burlap on canvas 60 x 60 cm ÂŁ3,250 23 this item Enquire about


Nocturnes, 2019 Mixed media on board 61 x 50 cm £3,250 SOLD Enquire about this item

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Minor Blues, 2019 Mixed media on board 50.5 x 44 cm £2,950 SOLD Enquire about this item

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Secret Things, 2019 Mixed media, vintage paper and cloth on canvas 40 x 40 cm ÂŁ2,250 SOLD Enquire about this item

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Two Solitudes, 2019 Mixed media with vintage paper on canvas 60 x 70 cm ÂŁ3,250 SOLD 30 this item Enquire about


Love’s Remedy, 2019 Mixed media, vintage paper and burlap on board 81.5 x 122 cm £4,250 SOLD 31 this item Enquire about


Jazz Notes I, 2019 Acrylic and pastel on paper 56 x 78 cm £1,850 SOLD Enquire about this item


Jazz Notes II, 2019 Acrylic and pastel on paper 56 x 78 cm £1,850 SOLD Enquire about this item


Jazz Notes III, 2019 Acrylic and pastel on paper 56 x 78 cm £1,850 SOLD Enquire about this item


Jazz Notes IV, 2019 Acrylic and pastel on paper 56 x 78 cm £1,850 SOLD Enquire about this item


Jazz Notes V, 2019 Acrylic and pastel on paper 56 x 78 cm £1,850 SOLD Enquire about this item


C ATA L O G U E O F W O R K S Page 5 A Life in Letters, 2019 Mixed media and vintage paper on canvas 100 x 120 cm

Page 21 The Space Between, 2019 Mixed media with vintage on board 62 x 82 cm

Page 7 The Wildest Storm, 2019 Acrylic, pigment and graphite on canvas 122 x 152 cm

Page 22 Words of a Poet, 2019 Mixed media vintage paper and burlap on board 30.5 x 40 cm

Page 9 The Inheritance of Love, 2019 Mixed media and burlap on canvas 122 x 91 cm

Page 23 Infinite Solitude, 2019 Mixed media, vintage paper and burlap on canvas 60 x 60 cm

Page 11 The Journey Within, 2019 Mixed media and vintage cloth on canvas 76 x 102 cm

Page 25 Nocturnes, 2019 Mixed media on board 61 x 50 cm

Page 13 Forgotten Nights, 2019 Acrylic and graphite on canvas 82 x 122 cm

Page 27 Minor Blues, 2019 Mixed media on board 50.5 x 44 cm

Page 15 The Deepest Hour, 2018 Mixed media and vintage cloth on canvas 76 x 102 cm

Page 29 Secret Things, 2019 Mixed media, vintage paper and cloth on canvas 40 x 40 cm

Page 17 The Dark Interval, 2019 Acrylic, pigment and graphite on canvas 76 x 102 cm

Page 30 Two Solitudes, 2019 Mixed media with vintage paper on canvas 60 x 70 cm

Page 18 The Shape of Things, 2018 Acrylic on board 156 x 61 cm

Page 31 Love’s Remedy, 2019 Mixed media, vintage paper and burlap on board 81.5 x 122 cm

Page 20 The Space Between II, 2019 Mixed media with vintage paper on board 62 x 78 cm

This catalogue illustrates a selection of the works that are to feature in the exhibition. For images and details of other works, please visit our website www.railings-gallery.com

Photography: Sarah Maingot

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“Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance and have faith that in this love, there is a strength and a blessing so large, that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.� – Rainer Maria Rilke

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