Louise de Lima

Biography

Sometimes layers, sometimes just a simple mark can define a place, a memory or a feeling.  My work explores the transience in our lives. How we can live separately and yet are inexorably linked by the simplest and yet most profound experiences. The passing of time that none of us can escape. The light and dark, strength and vulnerability that touches us all.

As an artist I’ve been using photography as my medium for the past 20 years. More recently it has felt like a natural progression to also turn my hand to painting. Using abstraction as my way to communicate, it allows me to get in touch with a different part of myself. Unlike my work as a photographer, where I develop my narrative working alongside a model, painting gives me the freedom to work alone, providing me with a different kind of space in which to express myself.

For me, painting is the letting go of the definite, of trying to control the outcome, but allowing for the unexpected, the joy of new discoveries.

 

“…live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer” Rainer Maria Rilke from Letters to a Young Poet.