Eleanor Louise Butt

  • Butt1
    After L’Été 8, Oil on Linen, 46 x 41cm, 2019
  • Butt2
    After L’Été 10, Oil on Linen, 46 x 41cm, 2018
  • Butt3
    After L’Été 11, Oil on Jute, 57 x 56cm, 2018
  • Butt4
    After L’Été 14, Oil on Linen, 46 x 41cm, 2019

Eleanor Louise Butt

Porthmeor Studio 5 (2019)

I am an artist based in Melbourne, Australia. My paintings are process led, employing a personal language of recurring shapes, negative space and distinctive colour. Forms and gestures interact, generating relationships and mnemonic narratives. Through this ongoing investigation of material and archetypes, I adopt the potentialities of paint to create surfaces where action, experience, perception and memory are interwoven and folded back into one another.

The surface of each painting become a charged space through the use of coarse linen and hessian, and are often saturated with an iconic yellow hue. What then follows is an intuitive process of applying and removing paint, pouring, rubbing and layering, all situated within a unique language of figure-ground dynamics. Through these actions, my canvases become diaristic sites for posing questions and receiving answers whilst generating agency through an intimate and reciprocal relationship between artist and object.