Double Decker, 2014
Acrylic and oil on canvas
Original size: 80 x 70 cm
Photographer: Keith Thomson
Louisa Chambers recent practice responds to ongoing research into depiction and visual perception on two dimensional surfaces (more specifically, concentrating on the mediums of drawing, collage and painting). Multiple dimensions and perspectives that feature in the work are explored through the materiality of paint and the repetition of geometric motifs that are floating ambiguously in space. These shapes and silhouettes have been assembled becoming anthropomorphic forms that teeter between abstraction and figuration. The paintings seem to present an alternative universe where impossible science fiction/architectural structures comment on conflicts between our inner dream worlds and the technological robotic control on our everyday lives.
Chambers graduated with an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art (2005-2007) and a BA in Fine Art with first class honours at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham (2001–2005). Selected recent exhibitions include: Stereoscope, Mrs Rick’s Cupboard, Primary, Nottingham (Solo- 2013) Rotation, New Court Gallery, Repton, Derbyshire (Solo- 2013) Flatland, Blyth Gallery, London (2012) Needle’s Eye, BayArt Gallery, Cardiff and Transition Gallery, London (2012). She was a finalist in the Crash Open 2013, Zeitgeist Open 2012, selected in 2010 and 2009 for the Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Art and John Moores 25 at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool in 2008.
She is currently Artist-in-Residence at Repton School, Derbyshire.