'Cathy Lomax’s sad actresses reflected in actual mirrors made me stop to gaze at the loose liquid handling of paint'
Liz Elton, Paint Union
Method Madness Green Mirror (detail), 2013, oil on paper & board, mirror, hinges, 30x60cm
The Method Madness series investigates method acting and the way its exponents draw upon real experience to create a performance. The figure in the paintings is inspired by Vivien Leigh’s depiction of Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). Leigh unlike the rest of the cast was not a method actor. Her immersive performance in the film is said to have led to a decline in her mental health leading to a series of bipolar episodes.
showing at London Art Fair & Transition
Maquillage 5, 2013, oil on canvas, 20x20cm Maquillage 7, 2013, oil on canvas, 20x20cm
shown at Galerie d'YS & London Art Fair