Sahara

Louise Giovanelli (1993 - )

oil on linen

2018

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Singapore
    City: Singapore
    Place: British High Commission
    A swathe of abstract red lines are deployed across the canvas, with yellow, green and blue highlights. The title of the work evokes the Sahara desert’s heat. Louise Giovanelli explains:
    My practice is informed by ways of looking and perceiving, with the act of looking itself as a kind of content. I employ found and generated images, cultural references and excerpts from other art forms to investigate the languages and histories of painting’. Her works ‘foreground sensorial possibilities, primarily visual – seeing into as opposed to projecting onto’.
    Born in London, Louise Giovanelli is an emerging artist, having studied at the Manchester School of Art (2012–15) and under Prof. Amy Sillman at the Städelschule, Frankfurt Am Main (2018–20).
  • About the artist
    Born in London, Louise Giovanelli lives and works in Manchester. She completed her BA in Fine Art at Manchester School of Art in 2015, and an MA at Städelschule in Frankfurt Am Main, Germany, under the renowned US painter Amy Sillman, in 2020. Giovanelli has exhibited in London, Germany and the United States since 2015. Recent solo exhibitions include: GRIMM, New York (2020); Frutta Gallery, Rome (2019); Manchester Art Gallery and Workplace Foundation, Gateshead (2019). She has also participated in group exhibitions including: ‘Life Still’, C.L.E.A.R.I.N.G., New York (2020); ‘El oro de los tigres’, Air de Paris, Romainville (2020); and ‘Touching from a Distance’, The Conduit, London (2019).
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    linen, paint, oil, oil paint, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Sahara
    Date
    2018
    Medium
    oil on linen
    Dimensions
    height: 33 cm; width: 24 cm; depth: 2.3 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Workplace Gallery, March 2019
    Provenance
    Workplace Gallery, Gateshead UK; from whom purchased by UK Government Art Collection, 2019
    GAC number
    18817