tina leslie

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spirit in matter

2009 - 2011

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This series of paintings flows through time and space from the distinctive to the collective, the mundane to the arcane and the known to the unknown.

An exploration of ‘spiritualising matter’ and ‘materialising spirit’ the colour and light seeks to illuminate patterns, rhythms, energies, affects that move beyond what can be literally seen towards the abstract and symbolic.

The elemental images invite an inter-subjective encounter and relationship between what is evolving in the paintings and the viewer. This recent work perhaps glimpses and hints at the personal search of the artist in the context of the collective unconscious towards revelation and mystery.