Shapes of Doubt

Hannah Beasley

4 Aug 2016 to 14 Aug 2016

I am fascinated by ruptures in perception and their potential to prompt new and unpredictable visual experiences. I take patterns from Islamic geometric decoration and use competing visual cues to hold these structures on the verge of collapse with tension between flatness and relief, between abstract form and spatial illusion, between the centre and the infinite repeat, between lines collected into shapes and lines as single temporal trails.

I am interested in manipulating these forms to generate permanent states of doubt. Paintings which cannot be seen at once but which dissolve and reform as meditations on the impossibility of knowledge.

Artist statement
Image: Shilly Shally, 2016, acrylic on laser cut ply, 60 x 50 cm; image courtesy of the artist