Liz Elton

Central to Liz’s practice are concerns relating to painting, the history of painting, how to continue, landscape.  She thinks about our use and waste of materials, our impact on the landscape, stepping lightly, time and scale.  ‘Earth to Earth’ is an ongoing series of works made on food recycling bags and inspired by reports that intensive agriculture has degraded the fertility of our land so that it may only support a further one hundred harvests.  Made from crops such as corn or potatoes, this material is produced to facilitate the disposal of food waste and designed to break down in the process.  It is fragile and ethereal and floats like parachute silk with the movement of the air around it.

Liz’s work will be included in the John Moores Painting Prize Exhibition, Liverpool in 2018.  Recent projects include: The Performativity of Painting, Stephen Lawrence Gallery; Control to Collapse, Blyth Gallery; PIY PaintLounge, Sluice Biennial; ZeroGravity, MC3 Project Space; a Bothy Project Residency in the Small Isles of Scotland.  Liz augments her painting practice by curating and organizing/giving talks on painting.  Education: BA Painting, Wimbledon College of Art, 2009; MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, 2012.

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