Sharon Quigley

Artist’s statement: The body; its multitude of functions and its relationship with the material properties of paint, are concerns in my work. I use it as a framework to explore the subjects of physicality, intimacy and sensation. I create intricately patterned surfaces, fusing a myriad of cultural references, from topographic and diagrammatic engravings, arabesques, micrographic reproductions and cellular structures, in an attempt to explore and reflect the correlation that exists between them. In recent paintings, scenes which invoke the natural world also reveal the anatomy of patterns which persist and endure throughout life.