PING PONG

Linenhall Art Centre, Castlebar, Co.Mayo.
20th August -16th October 2021.

 

We must be able to let things happen in the psyche. For us, this becomes a real art... Consciousness is forever interfering, helping, correcting, and negating, never leaving the single growth of the psychic processes in peace.

Carl Jung

 

Ping Pong is a body of paintings created by Sarah Wren Wilson that examine the process of abstraction through a transition of narratives. A starting point for form, line and colour stems from daily fleeting observations from the artists immediate perception of her surroundings. The surface of the paintings is the arena where the ephemera of our daily existence is played out in all its uncertainties towards each work making sense of a tiny fragment of time.Once the first surface marks are made and as the compositions develop, the work becomes a game, a back and forth dialogue between the intent and intuition where the artist’s preconceived designs are often challenged and humbled by the medium and it’s properties.

 

Visually, the paintings present a paradoxical riddle, on one hand, planned and ordered while on the other unpredictable and precarious. The paintings during this time may undergo numerous stages and layers as intended outcomes fall away and a fluidity of expression emerges.The tactile nature of the surfaces and the tension in the layering of the materials look to entice the viewer to consider the uncanny relationship between abstract thought and formal translation onto canvas.

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A Raucous Friendship, 2020

acrylic on canvas, 120x90cm.

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A Raucous Friendship, 2020

acrylic on canvas, 120x90cm.

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A Raucous Friendship, 2020

acrylic on canvas, 120x90cm.

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A Raucous Friendship, 2020

acrylic on canvas, 120x90cm.

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