Lizzy Hannan

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My work is concerned with reconfiguring personal experience and giving new meanings to commonplace things.  Engaging with colour, painting languages and pictorial space, both perceptual and conceptual, harnesses the enormous potential of a painting to communicate the mysteries, ambiguities and meaningful experiences of being in the world.  The work of Makiko Kudo and Hernan Bas have been influential within that context.

The work has a strong connection with the concept of the film still, the frozen frame, re-imagined as a painting re-purposed as one frame of a much larger narrative.  The boundaries of the painting double for the edges of the film camera lens.  The concept of story-telling and world-building is central to my practise.