Artist Profile: Louise P. Sloane
The visual language of my paintings embraces the legacies of reductive and minimalist ideologies, while celebrating the beauty of color, and the human connection to mark making. The way the brain registers color, movement and spatial/geometric relationships is at the heart of my work.
All of the works give homage to the history of geometric abstract art. The purity of the square has lent itself to become a repetitive motif that, along with the grid, provides formal structure for the work. Working within the boundaries created by the constant geometric divisions of one pure square surrounded by 4 rectangles may be slightly altered. Whether the square is dimensionally similar to the outer rectangles or not it always dominates. This visual effect occurs because of the square’s powerful imagery. These geometric formalities accentuate the human nature of texture through the flaws and imperfections of the handmade pattern.
These complex color contrasts intensify the three dimensionality of the texture, and compete for the viewer’s focus, keeping the eyes and mind in constant motion, fusing my interests in geometry, color, and light