Liz West is a British artist (b.1985) who graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2007. West’s broad body of work encompasses site-specific installations, sculpture, and wall-based artwork.
West creates vivid environments that mix luminous colour and radiant light. West aims to provoke a heightened sensory awareness in the viewer through her works. She is interested in exploring how sensory phenomena can invoke psychological and physical responses that tap into our own deeply entrenched relationships to colour. West's investigation into the relationship between colour and light is often realised through an engagement between materiality and a given site. Our understanding of colour can only be realised through the presence of light. By playing and adjusting colour, West brings out the intensity and composition of her spatial arrangements.
The limited edition print Our Melody Unwound is created on the occasion of Liz West’s large scale wall installation at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Liverpool. The installation will be Liz West’s first permanent two-dimensional wall based artwork, and it will be
revealed at the end of September.
Our Melody Unwound depicts and symbolizes a physical and metaphorical meeting point of both colours and people within the space.
Liz West comments about the new work; “This work is inspired by my knowledge of and empathy for the experience of cancer patients (…). Derived from nature, the colour palette aims to encourage positive associations, memories, and experiences of colour. I make these colour choices and arrangement instinctively and intuitively, experimenting in colour mixing and blending to focus on the interaction of colours, as well as carefully composing a spatial balance between geometric elements and forms. I hope people find that this luminous and considered mix of colours encourages a sense of wellbeing and brings joy.”
For this occasion, part of the proceeds will support The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.
Liz West | Our Melody Unwound
Giclée prints on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper
500 x 700 mm (unframed)
Edition 12/50 + 3AP
signed and numbered by the artist