‘A painting should be the beginning of something. The best paintings are those that endure in your mind – because there’s this sense of mystery to them.’ Louise Giovanelli

Louise Giovanelli is a Manchester-based artist who is known for her large-scale paintings that capture short-lived and sensual moments using beautifully crafted textures and vivid colour. Giovanelli will be creating a new body of work for this solo exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield.

Her subject matter is primarily chosen for its formal qualities and includes staged photographs, film stills, classical sculpture and architectural elements. Regular motifs in her works are fabrics and locks of hair that are notoriously hard to capture in oil paint. The results are captivating, luminescent paintings that refer to both popular culture and Renaissance paintings.

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