This examination exhibition presents a selection of paintings completed over the course of my PhD candidature. It represents my interest in the use colour, pattern, movement, the natural world and abstraction. The abstract work is contextualised in the exegesis by an investigation of five key themes: the poetic, doubt, the provisional, the performative and the gestural. From this study I have found that abstract painting does not exhaust the possibilities of these themes but generates new prospects.
This exhibition comprises the practical component of Anna White’s PhD research.