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Back of painting. Crossbar for support on chunky stretched canvas.
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When the world was Round Painting

Ele Pack

United Kingdom

Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 39.4 W x 39.4 H x 1.6 D in

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"When the world was Round" is an acrylic painting on canvas on 10oz cotton, stretched on a chunky stretcher that has a strong crossbar support on the back. This means it can be hung on the wall, as it is, or alternatively can be framed, depending on taste and budget. I love the drama of this piece. The deep, dark blue contrasts with the pale, almost pearlescent shade underneath. I love how ambiguous the image is. It is reminiscent of the ocean from an aerial view, and it was only after I'd painted the painting that the title came to me. I like it's nonsensical allusion to an old map, and a different time. On an abstract level, I think the painting has a very simple, yet striking beauty, that comes from the strength and power of the colours used.

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:39.4 W x 39.4 H x 1.6 D in

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Ele Pack received her degree from Loughborough College of Art. She now lives and works in Brighton. UK. She has work in private collections in Canada, the US, Japan and Europe. She has exhibited her paintings both nationally, and internationally. Her work has been exhibited by various UK galleries, and overseas in Germany, Sweden and the US. "I believe that visual language has a potent power, like music or literature. And it has the power to lift, communicate and transform. Using pattern and mark to create rhythm, I use a range of materials; paint, pencil, fabric, collage, metallics, and build up my paintings in a very organic way. I overlay layers of paint, mark and collage to build up the pictorial space. This creates glimpses, hidden spaces, things half_ shown, suggested. I use delicate layers of texture, drawing and colour to create an ambiguous space. The image is then worked and re_worked until the image is “found”. Only when a balance and integration is achieved I feel that the painting is finished. I like to think of them as “visual poems”. This sensual world is one to be absorbed, felt, and enjoyed. "

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