Leah Bullen and Susan Chancellor
One way or another will showcase new works by emerging artists Leah Bullen and Susan Chancellor. Both artists are currently PhD candidates in their final year of their practice-led research in the Painting workshop at the ANU School of Art & Design. Bullen and Chancellor both explore the intersection between painting and monotypes. While their thematic concerns differ, the process of using monotypes mutually allows them to explore their fascination with the shared ground between representational image and more abstract mark-making and painterly gestures. This process allows for an investigation into the conceptual associations between time and pictorial space, and new interactions between representation and abstraction in figurative painting.
IMAGE: (top) Leah Bullen, The New World, (detail), 2017, watercolour, gouache and monotype on paper, 80 x 58 cm, Image courtesy of the artist.(bottom) Susan Chancellor, Cloud/Light, (detail), 2017, monotype in oil and gouache paint on board, 50 x 45 cm. Image courtesy of the artist.