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The ArtisAnn Gallery has programmed a series of exhibitions featuring established and emerging artists in 2018
Lisa Ballard uses landscape to explore her obsession with colour and light, in particular the juxtaposition of colours and how they affect each other. Often leaning towards abstraction, Lisa looks beyond the landscape itself creating powerful images that reflect the temporal and fleeting nature of her experience in that place.
Inspired by the landscape that surrounds her at home in Ireland, Lisa has also found traveling to be invaluable in her personal exploration of painting as a medium, supplying new ideas, always changing, the colours, scale and light so vividly different to that in Ireland. The light, both bright and washed out colours, inspire Lisa to capture a moment, whether it is dappled light, shadows on a wall, or a grand vista, wanting to share these moments with the viewer. Amalgamating images to create a new landscape, representing the way in which memories often become blurred in life, final images evoking sense of time and place, an Aura.
Many of the works in this exhibition where created whilst Lisa was staying in Barcelona for a month, providing a new environment and studio to create in, stripped of all familiarities. Lisa puts great emphasis on her practice within the studio, incorporating painterly brush marks, scratching and spraying, that encourage an organic response to every colour and layer applied, often resulting landscapes that are verging on abstraction.
Lisa Ballard was born and still works in Belfast at the Cathedral Studios, a studio collective she founded after graduating from the University of Ulster in 2003 with a BA in Fine Art.
Lisa has won numerous awards for her work: in 2003 she won the President’s Prize at the Royal Ulster Academy of Art’s annual exhibition: three years later she won the ‘Original Vision’ prize, sponsored by Robinson & McIlwaine at the RUA, and in 2007 she was awarded the Killarney Art Gallery prize for Young Artists under 35, also at the RUA.
Lisa’s work is highly sought after by discerning collectors throughout the British Isles and beyond, and in 2017 she was elected to the Royal Ulster Academy as an Associate Member.
The exhibition runs at the ArtisAnn Gallery in Belfast from Thursday 3rd May to Saturday 2nd June 2018
There is a Special Event with Late Night Viewing on Wed 2nd May, 6.00 to 8.00pm
Admission is free.
All art is available to buy, and may be collected/delivered after the exhibition ends.
Art may be purchased interest free over 10 months through the Own Art Scheme.
‘Aura’ A Reflection on Colour
An Exhibition by Lisa Ballard ARUA
Special Event: Late Night Viewing on Wed 2nd May, 6.00 to 8.00pm
Thursday 3rd May to Saturday 2nd June
70 Bloomfield Avenue
Belfast BT5 5AE