Ella Burton - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Employing painterly intuition and reverie, sweeping and staccato marks present themselves to Ella’s canvases, her ‘possessed body’ a vehicle of expression for the painting to create itself. Control is taken from the brush, and a variety of marks emerge. The paint pirouettes across the surface, interrupted by areas of density, generating something like a battlefield where multiple conflicts exist.

Within this field of activity, animated gestures are embedded and forced to chatter amongst themselves. Coloured glazes veil the surface, creating tensions between physical and illusionary space as the painting’s history emerges through the two-dimensional surface. This push and pull between dimensions allows the paint to interact when opaque surfaces are next to transparent ones, and thick is next to thin, and depth holds the memory of the painting in its past layers.