Based in: Barossa Valley
Lise Temple's abstract landscape paintings explore the colours, contrasting light and broad shapes of the South Australian landscape. The progress of the seasons and the agricultural processes on the land create a series of transient views. The textures, colours and patterns are constantly changing. These alterations are heightened by the experience of driving, moving through the view, watching shapes shift with changing perspective. During the painting process, grasses or branches become gestures, roads are made into formal borders between shapes, skies are fragmented and used as tonal intrusions. Relationships between landscape elements are shifted as happens when the viewer moves through the landscape. When produced in this way, the painting becomes an investigation into the temporal experience of viewing the landscape.
In all of the work she intends to insinuate notions of form, space and time but also to leave room for the viewer to become involved in making their own interpretation of the subject.
? I generally begin by shooting hundreds of photos from the car whenever I’m a passenger. These photos become the source for collage making, which is how I compose my designs. Once I have a composition I like, I use it as a maquette for a painting. The painting process is quite loose with further developments to the design always occurring in the studio. I like to allow for accidents to play a part and will sometimes make several different paintings from the same collage with the resulting works ending up quite different.
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