Louise Mortimer

Route & Number: Blue 1

Date/Time: 2nd & 3rd July 10-4pm

Location:  Leeds Trinity University

Event: Exhibition of Drawings & drop-in activity for all ages

Life cycles and the process of birth, growth, life, death and regeneration have informed and inspired my work throughout my life. Initially a sculptor by training my practice has embraced a wide range of media; my current key focus is centered around drawing, although pieces retain an element of my sculptural heritage through the isolation of the key figure or figures within space.
Within my drawings I am interested in exploring composition and the dynamics of line to express mood and emotion. In many images the figure is pared down, challenging my ability to depict flesh, space and form through the quality of line. I am an obsessive observer of human life, characteristics and form and my pictures reflect this.
My current work depicts family, relationships and emotions, however I do not see them just as portraits of the people portrayed, rather as images that speak more widely of the human condition. I approach my practice from an unashamedly female perspective, frequently using my own body as an expressive medium to portray the often-overlooked perspective of women and children within the visual arts.



Louise Mortimer

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